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Tell Gov. Heineman: The public has a right to know dangers from oil trains and pipelines


Click here to add your name to the petition. The petition reads: Tell Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman: “Order the disclosure of Nebraska oil train traffic and pipeline contents, and create a statewide emergency response plan so our first responders are adequately trained and prepared for oil train explosions and pipeline spills.” How many trains are... Read More

MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Interviews Jane Kleeb and Wizipan Little Elk at the #NoKXL Buffalo Roast in S.D.

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On Friday, June 27, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance hosted a celebration (“Buffalo Roast, TransCanada is Toast“) to mark the expiration on June 29 of TransCanada’s permit with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to build its proposed Keystone XL tarsands pipeline. The buffalo roast was held at the Rosebud Sioux Spirit Camp, a tipi... Read More

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

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In a groundbreaking Nature Journal article, a group of economists, policy researchers, ecologists, and scientists make the case for a moratorium on new pipelines in North America until a “more coherent approach” can be developed to evaluate tar sands projects in the context of a broader energy and climate strategy, taking into account the long-term... Read More

Elk Creek Niobium Mine Appears to be Moving Forward

Core Samples from a Niobium deposit near Elk Creek, Nebraska

At a town hall meeting in Elk Creek on June 11, representatives of NioCorp, a Canada-based company, were optimistic that a Niobium deposit near the small southeast Nebraska town would be productive enough to attract the necessary investment to move forward with mining operations. Niobium, a rare mineral that is used to make steel stronger... Read More

Cowboy Indian Alliance Hosts Buffalo Roast to Mark Expiration of Keystone XL Permit in South Dakota


  PHOTOS: Click here for photos of event, downloadable by members of the media (via Flickr).  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, Rosebud Sioux, 605-319-8151 Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622 TransCanada In Trouble South Dakota Permit Expired, Landowners and Tribes Organized Rosebud Sioux Spirit Camp near Ideal, S.D. — TransCanada’s state permit from the... Read More

Landowners File Brief with Nebraska Supreme Court in Lawsuit Over Keystone XL Route


On Friday, June 20, Nebraska landowners Randy Thompson, Suz Straka and Susan Dunavan filed their brief in the case now before the Nebraska Supreme Court challenging the state law (LB 1161) that fast-tracked the Keystone XL pipeline route approval process in Nebraska. In their brief, the landowners argue that LB 1161 is unconstitutional because it... Read More

Bold Nebraska Director Jane Kleeb Talks Keystone XL Senate Committee Vote on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”

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Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb appeared (via phone) on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Thursday, June 19 to discuss the politics behind the largely symbolic vote in the Senate Energy Committee to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill has no chance of being taken up by the full Senate, which is controlled by the... Read More

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