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Pres. Obama’s Letter to a Nebraska Family in the Path of Keystone XL

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A year and a half ago, Mike and Cheri Blocher, a Nebraska family that raises horses and whose land lies in the path of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, wrote a letter with their concerns to President Obama. The Blochers, like all of you, wrote letters often to Pres. Obama in the hopes of getting... Read More

TransCanada Hands Major Victory to Nebraska Landowners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, TransCanada Hands Major Victory to Nebraska Landowners Company pulls out of lawsuits filed by 100 landowners challenging eminent domain authority; will apply for route through Public Service Commission O’Neill, NE — This afternoon, TransCanada announced that the company will pull out of the lawsuit... Read More

Bold Nebraska Statement on Hillary Clinton Coming Out Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

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The Associated Press reports that former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she opposes construction of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through Nebraska’s fragile Sandhills and over the precious Ogallala aquifer. “Clinton says the project has been a distraction and she doesn’t believe it’s in the best... Read More

Sept. 22: Public Hearing in Sidney on Oil & Gas Commission, Fracking Issues

Sen. Ken Haar speaks with a local activist at the March 24 NOGCC hearing, where another citizen poured the glasses of “fracked water” on the table for Commissioners (as seen in this video viewed 1.8 million times on YouTube). Photo: Mark Hefflinger

Thanks to all of the citizens who have spoken out against importing fracking wastewater for disposal in Nebraska, the Legislature has scheduled a public hearing in Sidney, NE on Sept. 22. Citizens are encouraged to testify in person, or else submit written comments via the form below that Bold Nebraska and Nebraska Sierra Club will submit... Read More

Landowners File Opening Brief in Lawsuit Against TransCanada’s Eminent Domain for Keystone XL


>>Chip in $20 to Support Landowners’ Legal Fight<< Landowners Opening Brief Filed in Nebraska Keystone XL Battle Omaha, NE — Lawyers for Nebraska landowners submitted written arguments in Court on Monday, August 31st. They contend a 2012 Nebraska law unconstitutionally authorizes TransCanada, a foreign pipeline company, to use eminent domain and to take their land.... Read More

Lancaster County Wind Zoning Update: Time to Diversify Energy


Last night, I attended the Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting where the proposed wind zoning ordinance was discussed in great detail. The Commission narrowly passed the zoning ordinance on a 5-4 split, increasing the sound levels the turbines can run at and clarifying the setbacks for dwellings from an installed turbine. The split vote on the... Read More

SIGN: Tell Gov. Ricketts to Support the Clean Power Plan


Tell Gov. Ricketts: Don’t kill the Clean Power Plan. Click here to add your name. Last week, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan — a flexible, common-sense plan that will cut carbon pollution and help clean up our land, air and water. The Clean Power Plan will generate savings that protect our health and... Read More

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Usher in More Clean, Renewable Energy

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 3, 2015 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Usher in More Clean, Renewable Energy Bold Nebraska calls on Gov. Ricketts to create a state plan now with citizen input; leave behind dead-end court cases Lincoln — President Obama on Monday officially... Read More

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