Tag: Keystone XL

Eminent Domain for Private Gain: Democrats Take a Stand

Jane Kleeb
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Last week, InsideClimate News ran an in-depth piece on eminent domain for private gain. When the article ran, neither Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton stated a position on eminent domain for private gain. We decided to ask them about the issue, and we got an answer from both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns…this is a […]
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Bold Nebraska Joins Environmental, Landowner, Indigenous Groups to Urge Congress: Learn From Keystone XL, Oppose TPP Trade Deal

Bold Nebraska Joins Environmental, Landowner, Indigenous Groups to Urge Congress: Learn From Keystone XL, Oppose TPP Trade Deal  Lincoln — Today, 40 leading environmental groups including the Indigenous Environmental Network, Bold Nebraska, Friends of the Earth, 350.org, and the Sierra Club sent a letter urging Congress to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The letter, sent […]
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“Seal the Deal” on Keystone XL at the #NOKXL Clean Energy Barn

Mark Hefflinger
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Seal the Deal The contracts that TransCanada forces on landowners mandates there cannot be any trees or permanent structures on the pipeline route, so the #NOKXL Clean Energy Barn built by volunteers with donations on land directly inside the pipeline route — and the donated trees we are planting with landowners who live on the pipeline route […]
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Eminent Domain for Private Gain:
 The Sleeper Issue in the Presidential Race

Jane Kleeb
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Donald Trump stood on the debate stage, with all his famous gusto, and proclaimed he loves eminent domain. Trump continued to say, “Keystone XL could not be built without it.” Well Mr. Trump, that is the point—our founding fathers never intended private corporations to use eminent domain for their private gain. While hugging eminent domain […]
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Bold Nebraska Statement on TransCanada Suing U.S. Government Over Rejection of its Keystone XL Pipeline

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Statement on TransCanada Suing U.S. Government Over Rejection of its Keystone XL Pipeline Lincoln — Bold Nebraska issued the following statements today in response to TransCanada’s announcement that it will file a claim under NAFTA to try to recoup a supposed $15 […]
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Native and Non-Native Coalition Responds to South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Decision to Approve KXL Permit Recertification

Mark Hefflinger
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For Immediate Release: January 5th, 2016 Press Contacts: Paula Antonie, wopila@gwtc.net, 605.747.4225 Faith Spotted Eagle, eagletrax@hotmail.com, (605) 481-0416 Lewis Grassrope, wisestar8@msn.com Joye Braun, jmbraun57625@gmail.com Aldo Seoane, aldoseoane@gmail.com, 605-319-8151 Cindy Meyers, csmyers77@hotmail.com, 402-709-2920 Gary Dorr, gfdorr@gmail.com Dallas Goldtooth, dallas@ienearth.org, 708-515-6158 Native and Non-Native Coalition Responds to South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Decision to Approve KXL Permit Recertification Pierre, […]
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Celebrate KXL Victory + Support BOLD Next Steps

Jane Kleeb
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Dear Pipeline Fighters, To celebrate our historic victory over Keystone XL this year, our designer made this awesome commemorative Keystone XL Victory “boot” Sticker: “Boots Beat Big Oil Suits.” To get your sticker, we’re asking for a suggested donation of at least $1, which covers the cost of the sticker and shipping. Everything beyond that amount […]
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TransCanada Fined by U.S. Pipe Regulator Over Keystone 1 Safety Violations

Mark Hefflinger
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After an investigation into reports of “metal loss” failures of up to 97% on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline, U.S. pipeline safety regulator PHMSA issued a Civil Penalty and Compliance Order against TransCanada dated Nov. 20, imposing a fine of $187,200 and a compliance order that mandates additional protections and monitoring requirements against future inadequate cathodic protection […]
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TransCanada Still Seeking Approval for Keystone XL in South Dakota

Mark Hefflinger
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Despite President Obama’s rejection of TransCanada’s application for a federal permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the company continues to petition state officials in South Dakota for a recertification of the proposed pipeline’s route through the state. In response to a motion to dismiss the Keystone XL pipeline route proceedings before the South Dakota […]
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