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Press Release: All Risk, No Reward Coalition Launches

Bold Nebraska is a key partner, along with state and national groups, in a new “All Risk, No Reward Coalition” to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

In addition to Bold Nebraska’s ad targeted at Pres. Obama that will run the week of the hearing, a new ad went up on Sunday that emphasizes the real risks of a tar sands pipeline with footage of the Arkansas spill, and the lack of reward by revealing the export nature of Keystone XL. Randy Thompson, from Bold Nebraska’s “Stand with Randy” campaign, is the chair of the new “All Risk, No Reward Coalition.”

Link to “Obama Keep Your Word” ad to run during hearing: http://www.youtube.com/boldnebraska
Link to “All Risk, No Reward” ad running now: http://allrisknoreward.com

**Press Advisory for Monday, April 8**
**Call: 1:30pm ET, Dial: 866.952.1908, Passcode: RISK**

“All Risk, No Reward Coalition” Launches to Stop Keystone XL
Unexpected Allies Join Forces, Tell President
that Pipeline is Not in National Interest

Join the new “All Risk, No Reward Coalition” at 1:30 p.m. ET today, Monday, April 8th to announce the creation of a new national group that will educate the American people on the ‘all risk and no reward’ of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and urge President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject it.

The coalition is up on the major Sunday news shows today with a TV ad (available at www.allrisknoreward.com), and will continue to run national and state-based advertising and earned media highlighting the all risk and no reward nature of the pipeline. Randy Thompson, Coalition Chair, kicked off the launch with an op-ed in the York News Times, a Nebraska newspaper along the pipeline route.

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will run through America, but not benefit America. Based on the State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement, the pipeline will create only 35 permanent jobs while putting American communities at significant risk of oil spills like the recent tar sands spill in Arkansas. Because the tar sands oil will be exported to countries like China and Venezuela, the pipeline will do nothing to reduce US dependence on Middle Eastern oil.

The coalition brings together a variety of national and state organizations committed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. The organizations include faith groups, indigenous leaders, environmental advocates, women leaders, and landowners along the pipeline route.

WHO:

  • Randy Thompson: All Risk, No Reward Coalition Chair & Nebraska Landowner
  • Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ): Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Bill Burton: LCV Senior Advisor
  • Toni Larson: Advocacy Chair for the League of Women Voters National Board

WHAT: Press call launching the new “All Risk, No Reward Coalition”

WHEN: Monday, April 8th at 1:30pm ET

DIAL-IN: 866.952.1908
PASSCODE: RISK

For more information, contact Jane Kleeb at jane@boldnebraska.org or 402-705-3622

 

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