Primary Election Update (May 15, 2018)
We’re excited to report that NoKXL PSC candidates Christa Yoakum (District 1) and Mike Forsythe (District 3) have advanced to the General Election in November!
#FlipThePSC: We can stop the pipeline by electing one more member to the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) who is against the Keystone XL pipeline.
In 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission reached a contested 3-2 decision to approve a “Mainline Alternative Route” for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.
Two of the seats on the Commission who were “yes” votes, to approve the KXL pipeline route, are up in the 2018 General Election in Nebraska.
These seats both include major metropolitan areas of Nebraska where pipeline opposition runs high (Omaha, Lincoln). There are candidates running for both seats who have publicly stated their opposition to the proposed pipeline. If one additional Commissioner who opposes the pipeline is elected, it’s likely Keystone XL would be rejected should a new permit application eventually come before the newly-elected PSC Commissioners post-November.
Meet the #NoKXL candidates who can #FlipThePSC and stop Keystone XL:
- Sign up to canvass and talk to NoKXL supporters about the crucial PSC races.
- Sign up to make phone calls to turn out the vote in the PSC races.
(Not in Nebraska? Donate to Bold’s campaign to flip the PSC to NoKXL.)