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Eminent Domain for Private Gain:
 The Sleeper Issue in the Presidential Race


Donald Trump stood on the debate stage, with all his famous gusto, and proclaimed he loves eminent domain. Trump continued to say, “Keystone XL could not be built without it.” Well Mr. Trump, that is the point—our founding fathers never intended private corporations to use eminent domain for their private gain. While hugging eminent domain... Read More

Frank LaMere: Join Our Week of Actions on Whiteclay

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Our friend and ally Frank LaMere has helped to organize a week of actions centered on the issues surrounding the city of Whiteclay, Nebraska and the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. From the Omaha World-Herald’s recent coverage of the issues surrounding Whiteclay through the lens of Nora Boesem, whose family adopted seven children from the Pine Ridge Reservation,... Read More

Bold Nebraska Delivers Petition Urging Legislature to Stand With Family Farmers, Vote NO on Corporate Pig Bill LB 176


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska 402-705-3622, John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union 402-476-8815, Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Farmers Union Urge Legislature to Stand With Family Farmers, Vote NO on Corporate Pig Bill LB 176 Petition signed by more than 1,100 Nebraskans delivered to Senators on Thursday Lincoln — Today,... Read More

Nebraska Organic Farmer’s Letter Urges Senators to Protect Family Farms, Oppose LB 176


  Dear Senator, Hello, my name is Robert Bernt. My wife and I, along with our 12 children own and operate Clear Creek Organic Farms. We process the milk from our 60 cow herd into cheese, butter and ice cream in our on-farm processing plant. Along with this we have a herd of sows that... Read More

Clean Power Plan: Public Meetings Schedule + Webinar


The Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality has announced a schedule of public meetings to gather citizen input on Nebraska’s strategy to comply with the Clean Power Plan — which requires that we reduce our carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. In Nebraska, we still rely on dirty coal-fired power plants for over 70% of our electricity, and... Read More

PETITION: Stand With Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs


The bill (LB 176) that would allow foreign corporations — like the Chinese-owned meatpacking company Smithfield — to own pork in Nebraska has already been approved on a first vote in the Legislature, and the second and final vote could come as early as this week. This corporate-friendly bill would put family farmers out of... Read More

FEB. 17: Legislature Hearing on Fracking-related Bills

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 stood up and took action last year when an out-of-state company applied to build a fracking wastewater injection well in western Nebraska, several bills have been introduced in the Legislature this session that would add some long-overdue upgrades to protections for our land and water, and reassess the role... Read More

Bold Nebraska Delivers Nebraska-Made Salami Urging Senators to Support Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs


On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Bold Nebraska delivered some quality, 100% made-in-Nebraska salami to key Senators to urge them to oppose LB 176, a bill that would expand corporate factory hog farming into Nebraska, put family famers out of business, and pollute our water. Here’s a full list of Senators (and their contact information) who received the... Read More

Jan. 29: Jane Kleeb Keynote at Iowa Climate Emergency Caucus


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9:00 a.m. CST Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, (515) 238-6404 or Margaret Klein Salamon, (734) 476-5169 or Jane Kleeb, (402) 705-3622 or Keystone Fighter to Keynote Climate Emergency Caucus Nationally-acclaimed activist, Jane Kleeb, to headline model caucus DES MOINES — Jane Kleeb, the Nebraska activist who fired-up the national effort to stop the Keystone... Read More

Money Behind Corporate Pigs


A key vote is happening this week that will tell us where our Nebraska state senators stand—with foreign corporate pig producers or Nebraska family farmers. LB 176, sponsored by Sen. Schilz, would expand corporate pig factories that not only harm our water but also put at risk our strong family farmers. The bill is written... Read More

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