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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman Submit Keystone XL Comments to State Dept.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, left, and Sen. Henry Waxman

As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to consider the fate of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Secretary Kerry explaining why the project is not in our national interest and submitting formal comments critiquing several key elements of the State Department’s Final Supplemental... Read More

Bold’s Jane Kleeb Talks Eminent Domain and Keystone XL on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”

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Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Tuesday, April 15. The topic: differences between the showdown with rancher Cliven Bundy and the government in Nevada — and the showdown in Nebraska between a foreign corporation authorized to use eminent domain for a tarsands export pipeline, and ranchers and farmers protecting... Read More

Contact State Senators to Urge Support for LB965, “True Cost of Energy” Bill


ACTION: Call and email Nebraska state senators now and urge them to support LB 965, the “True Cost of Energy” bill being debated in the legislature today. Click here to find senators’ contact information. Introduced by Sen. Ken Haar, LB 965 is a revision of the “true cost of energy” bill. It includes many other... Read More

Submit Comments to 8 Federal Agencies Weighing In On Keystone XL Decision


Keystone XL opponents recently submitted over 2 million comments to the U.S. State Department, urging Sec. Kerry to recommend that Pres. Obama reject this risky tarsands export pipeline, as part of the “National Interest Determination” process for the pipeline. Now, eight federal agencies are in the midst of a 90-day comment period where they may... Read More

Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros. on Financial Interest in Keystone XL

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, left, and Sen. Henry Waxman

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Thursday sent a letter to David L. Robertson, president and CEO of Koch Industries, demanding to know what if any financial interest the company and the Koch Bros. have in TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. “We believe Congress and the public have a right to know... Read More

27 Members of U.S. House Sign Letter Urging Sec. Kerry to Reject Keystone XL


On Friday, March 14, 27 members of the U.S. House, including Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Rush Holt (NJ-12) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-3), held a press conference to reiterate their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and to discuss their letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on him... Read More

Reject and Protect: Cowboy and Indian Alliance to Set Up Camp in D.C. April 22-27


On April 22nd, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline route, called the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, will ride into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline. On April 26th, thousands of people will join them... Read More

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