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TransCanada’s Pause Explained with Legal Eagle Observations

Jane Kleeb
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Oh TransCanada! You are at it again. Fumbling the risky Keystone XL project at every turn. TransCanada is now whining to the State Department to “pause” the entire process that has been going on since 2007 so they can “wait” on Nebraska. The truth is TransCanada sees the writing on the wall—Pres. Obama is getting […]
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Keystone XL at the Nebraska Public Service Commission: How You Can Be Involved

Jane Kleeb
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As we’ve described in an earlier post, TransCanada’s attempt to now go through the Public Service Commission (PSC) to have the route for Keystone XL reviewed is not only a Hail Mary, it might also be legally impossible. We want to give you some background first on the PSC process as well as the landowners’ […]
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Canadians, Stay Strong Against TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline

The following is an excerpt from a longer piece previously published by the Canadian National Farmers Union on their website.  A link to the full post can be found here: http://www.nfu.ca/energy-east   Working with the Council of Canadians, I spent a week visiting communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan along the Energy East pipeline path in the spring […]
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Invokes “Bad Man” Treaty Clause Against TransCanada to Block Keystone XL

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe announced on April 29, 2015 that it has formally invoked the “Bad Man” clause of its 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty with the U.S. government, and is calling for the immediate removal of TransCanada from the aboriginal and territorial boundaries of The Great Sioux Nation — which encompasses roughly 40% of […]
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TransCanada Files Eminent Domain Claims on Nebraska Landowners

Mark Hefflinger
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Today, foreign oil corporation TransCanada filed eminent domain condemnation proceedings against the Nebraska landowners who have stood up to the company’s threats and bullying and refuse to sell their land for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Below is a statement released by Bold Nebraska in response to TransCanada’s legal actions against landowners: TransCanada Uses Eminent […]
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Press Release: U.S. State Dept. Delays Keystone XL Decision

Jane Kleeb
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2014  Contact: Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org State Department Announces Delay in Keystone XL Process After Nebraska Court Invalidates TransCanada Route Final Nebraska Supreme Court decision not expected until at least January 2015  Lincoln, Nebraska — The U.S. State Department announced today that it will extend the government comment period on the […]
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TransCanada Has No Legal Route

Jane Kleeb
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TransCanada, after suffering a blow from Nebraska landowners and the Domina Law Group, is trying their best to pretend the basic fact of not having a legal route in Nebraska is no big deal. In fact, it’s a huge deal. Attorney General Jon Bruning and Governor Heineman, siding with a foreign oil corporation, are appealing […]
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Pipeline Fighters Submit State Dept. Comments: TransCanada Unfit to Build

Mark Hefflinger
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Bold Nebraska submitted a number of documents in its public comment to the U.S. State Dept. (embedded below) for the 30-day National Interest Determination (NID) for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that concluded on March 7, 2014. Opponents of the pipeline submitted more than 2 million public comments to the State Dept. Quote from Bold Nebraska […]
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Response to TransCanada Statement on Court Ruling, Obama Comment on Decision Timeline

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On Monday, TransCanada released a statement saying that after reviewing the Nebraska court’s decision in Thompson v. Heineman, it believes the route for its Keystone XL pipeline “remains valid during appeal” of the landowners’ victory in their lawsuit over the routing process in Nebraska. Meanwhile, Pres. Obama reportedly told a meeting of state governors today […]
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