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Pipeline Article and Q & A with the State Department’s Daniel Thune

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Below is an article and Q & A originally posted at macleans.ca. The reporter sat down with Daniel Thune, the official at the State Dept. who is in charge of reviewing TransCanda’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, to talk about the review process. It’s an enlightening read. What’s Blocking Up the Keystone XL […]
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Aug. 5-7: Calling all Nebraskans

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Calling all poets, farmers, artists, ranchers, musicians, designers, hair salons, bands, restaurants… Aug. 5-7, across our state, Nebraskans are planning events to bring awareness to the TransCanada pipeline issue.  Events will focus on protecting the Sandhills, the Ogallala Aquifer and our way of life. Do you want to plan an event? Fill out this form, […]
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Update: Randy Testifies Before House Committee on Pipeline

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Update 11:00am: Randy Thompson will not be able to testify before the subcommittee due to a family emergency.  Representatives from NWF will still share parts of Randy’s story with the representatives.  His written testimony will also be part of the official record. Update 2:10pm: Rep. Lee Terry said in his opening statement that he supports […]
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Press Release: Earth Day Reminds Nebraskans to Continue Education on Risky Pipeline

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As Nebraskans celebrate Earth Day, citizens are educating their neighbors and elected officials about the importance of stopping the TransCanada pipeline and passing state-based regulations. Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI) in 1970 as a result of an oil spill that he was deeply concerned did not get government nor public attention.  […]
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Attend One of These Events!

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We kick things off with labor rallies in Omaha and Lincoln Tues. evening.  On Mar. 16 there are some important hearings at the Unicameral and a critical meeting regarding the state implementation of the health care law and state insurance exchanges.  Then on Mar. 19, the Nebraska Bioneers will host a great event and Jane […]
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Press Release: DC Lobbying Trip Success

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A diverse contingent returned to Nebraska yesterday after lobbying their Congressional delegation, the EPA and the State Department to protect the Ogallala Aquifer.  At each meeting, the group asked for the Keystone XL pipeline to have a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) and for consideration of an alternate pipeline route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills. […]
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Press Release: NE Delegation to DC

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The Nebraska Sierra Club, Nebraska Wildlife Federation and Bold Nebraska today announced the delegation of Nebraskans traveling to Washington, DC to express their concerns about TransCanada’s proposed tar sands pipeline to members of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation, the EPA and the State Department. “I have heard many advocates and landowners stories and the words that best […]
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Updated, Pics: Support the Middle Class Rally

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Update, Saturday: Here is a link to some great pics from today. UPDATE Friday, 2:00pm: Nebraska State Senators Conrad, Cook, Mello, McGill and Nordquist have signed the Progressive States Network open letter supporting the Wisconsin State Senators who are opposing the governor’s attempt to strip public workers’ collective bargaining rights.  Email a thank you to the State Senators! […]
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