Tag: Keystone XL

Massive Oil Spill in Alberta, Nebraska Groups Respond

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One of the largest oil spills in Alberta, Canada occurred this week, reinforcing Nebraskans’ concerns that our state is not prepared for the massive tarsands oil pipeline planned by TransCanada.  The full amount of the Alberta spill is not yet confirmed, but early estimates have the spill at 1,176,000 gallons of oil.  Nebraska groups working on […]
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Dear Sec. Clinton and Gov. Heineman, Stand Up for Nebraska

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Dear Sec. Clinton, We urge you to deny the permit request from TransCanada to build a risky tarsands oil pipeline across the Sandhills and through the Ogallala Aquifer. Click here to sign our petition urging the Department of State to deny TransCanada’s request to cross the US/Canadian border with their risky tarsands pipeline. Dear Gov. Heineman, […]
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Dirty Business: A New Report Documents TransCanada’s Transgressions

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Nebraska advocates and landowners are already familiar with some of the deceptive and outright outrageous tactics of TransCanada Pipelines.  We know landowners have been lied to by land agents and threatened with eminent domain when they refuse to sign agreements with TransCanada.  We know TransCanada plays with their tax revenue and job numbers to try […]
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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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Thank You Holt County

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A large crowd–over 150 folks–showed up on Sunday afternoon for the Pipeline Education and Action Forum.   A huge thank you to local citizens Lynda and Cindy who helped organize the event.  Groups including Farmers Union, Sierra Club, Bold, Audubon, Guardians of the Good Life and NWF provided materials and speakers for the forum. Later […]
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Dept. of State: New Report and Pipeline Next Steps

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For months, landowners, US Senators, advocates, state legislators and yes–oil executives–have all shared one thing in common: we have all been waiting for the Department of State to issue the “supplemental” draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. On April 15th, the waiting was over, the report was issued and we are […]
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Take Action: Pipeline Call-In

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Help us log 200 calls on April 14th! On April 14, activists across the state will call their state senators and Gov. Heineman, demanding that the our state government protect our land and water from oil pipelines.  We’ve got everything you need to call your state senator in one convenient place.  Simply enter your address […]
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NY Times Editorial, Letters to Obama and Clinton and More on Pipeline

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The NY Times joined the movement of citizens, experts and opinion leaders saying “no” to the TransCanada risky pipeline.  Other key developments happening include: –Letter to President Obama and Sec. Clinton from landowners, in all the states the pipeline could potentially cross, urging him and Sec. Clinton to deny TransCanada’s permit request to cross the US/Canadian […]
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