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Nelson Reacts to Pipeline News

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Senator Ben Nelson released the following statement this morning after the State Dept. announced that it is demanding a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) be performed on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  Bold Nebraska applauds this decision after the first EIS was deemed inadequate by the EPA and many non-profits.  We also thank leaders like […]
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Press Release: State Dept. Calls for More Pipeline Studies

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State Department Issues Statement on New Supplemental Study:Groups Call on Elected Leaders to Take Immediate Action to Protect Land and Water Who: Nebraska Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Nebraska Green Party, 350.org, Nebraskans for Peace, Guardians of the Good Life When: Wed, March 16th, 2:30pm Where: Capitol Rotunda Background: Groups will stand as one voice at a […]
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Elected Officials Side with Foreign Company Instead of Nebraskans

Jane Kleeb
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State Senator Kate Sullivan is one of three brave elected officials who introduced common sense legislation that would provide safety regulations around oil pipelines.  Currently, Nebraska has NO state agency to regulate oil pipelines; no safety regulations in place; nothing to say where a pipeline can and cannot be placed; nothing to protect landowners from […]
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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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New Tar Sands Oil Products Increase Likelihood of Spills

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This is a copy of a national press release sent out to highlight a new report exploring the dangers of tar sands oil in pipelines compared to standard crude oil. A report released today highlights the elevated risk of pipeline spills throughout the nation as a result of new corrosive oil products being increasingly delivered […]
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Pipeline Hearing Highlights

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We were absolutely floored by the powerful testimony in support of the pipeline bills at Wednesday’s hearing.  We’ll say it again: thank you so much to all of you who have signed our petition, written letters, put bumper stickers on your car, called elected leaders or stuck a sign in your yard.  These bills would […]
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Pipeline News Recap

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We post pipeline news and calls to action on a regular basis but also realize you might have missed some blogs…so below is a recap of some highlights over the past few weeks. The pipeline bills are getting their first hearing in Lincoln on Wed, at 1:30pm.  The bills are: LB 340, establishes state-based guidelines and oversight […]
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TransCanada’s Job Numbers and Economic Figures Can’t Be Trusted

Jane Kleeb
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The Nebraska Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation today call attention to the fact that TransCanada’s ever-changing figures show that building the Keystone XL Pipeline would result in few jobs for Nebraskans and increased gas prices, which could range from 7 to 15 cents a gallon in the Midwest. “We are concerned […]
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