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BOLD Voter Guide: May 10 Primary Election (RESULTS)

Update May 10 at 11:45 pm: We posted results below! Great Bold candidates ran in the primary and we are proud to have endorsed and recommended lots of winners! 83% of the candidates Bold and the New Energy Voter Pac included in our Voter Guide are moving on to the general election this November! We will […]
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Bold Nebraska, NE Sierra Club React to NPPD Coal-to-Hydrogen Conversion at Sheldon Station

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 17, 2015 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Ken Winston, 402-212-3737, kwinston@inebraska.com Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Sierra Club Statement on NPPD Action to Reduce State’s Coal Dependence Groups call for increased clean, renewable energy sources for Nebraska Lincoln, NE — Bold Nebraska and Nebraska Sierra Club — two groups that represent thousands of […]
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Comment Periods Open on NPPD R-Project

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After a series of hearings in communities affected by their Proposed R-Project power line, Nebraska Public Power District is still accepting public comments on the proposed power line project.  The project met with opposition at the hearings, with landowners and citizens voicing concerns over property rights, property values, environmental damage and dangers to wildlife.  Save […]
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More NPPD R-Line Hearings this Week

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Another round of public hearings for the proposed Nebraska Public Power District R-Line transmission project will be held this week.  The project has been met with resistance from several Sandhills ranchers, who argue that the massive power lines will impact wildlife and tourism and that construction will damage the sandy soil.  Opponents of the project […]
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Sandhills Ranchers Challenge NPPD Powerline Project

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Ranchers in the Sandhills of Central Nebraska are challenging the route of a high-capacity transmission power line project that has been proposed by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). They are currently intervening in the Nebraska Power Review Board (PRB) process, arguing that the line would negatively impact the fragile sandhills soils and ecosystem, on which […]
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NPPD Board Votes Against More Wind Power for Nebraska

Mark Hefflinger
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Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) board on Friday voted 6-3 against a proposal to purchase more wind energy for Nebraska, which currently derives the lion’s share of its power from burning coal. Statements from Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Sierra Club policy advocate Ken Winston, NPPD District 11 Director Fred Christensen, and Nebraska Farmers Union […]
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NPPD To Hold R-Plan Open Houses

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Starting next Monday (Sept. 9), Nebraska Public Power District will be holding open houses to invite citizen input on their R-Plan transmission project. The dates and locations of the open houses — which will run from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — are listed here: Monday, Sept. 9  Thedford Public Schools (old gym) 304 Maple […]
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Bold Energy Director Statement to NPPD Board

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As part of Bold’s focus on new energy as well as building our own energy and putting the public back in public power, I recently made a trip to the NPPD board of directors meeting, which was held at Gerald Gentleman Station, a coal plant in western Nebraska.  The board was courteous and seemed receptive to my comments (see below), […]
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