The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the TransCanada Pipeline Draft Report and scheduled the public hearing for Dec. 4th in Albion. As a reminder, there is still an active lawsuit on the DEQ process, you can read more about the lawsuit here. The route is still too risky for the Sandhills and the Aquifer. Land rights, oil spill response plans, liability and many other concerns have not been addressed.

Submit a comment to the DEQ with our partner Credo using this online form: click here.

More Info on the DEQ Hearing
The DEQ Hearing starts at 6pm, but we are holding a NEAT landowner and supporter meeting at 4pm and a rally at 5pm. If you have questions email We will submit a formal “Citizens’ Report” at the DEQ hearing. Please WEAR RED to the hearing.

NEAT Meeting: Dec. 4, 4-5pm, J’s Grill, 333 S 1St St, Albion

No KXL Pipeline Rally: Dec 4, 5-5:30pm, Boone County Fairground, Albion (look for the flatbed with a pony, bring handmade signs)

DEQ Hearing:
Dec. 4, 6pm, Boone County Fairground, Albion

If you are coming to the hearing and plan on testifying: click here to complete online form this will help us see which advocates are speaking on what aspects of the DEQ report. Also, please wear RED to the hearing.

If you want to carpool, please email as we are trying to help folks connect.

Direct link to the DEQ draft Environmental Report:

General DEQ pipeline website:

Sandhillers Against Pipeline