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Nebraska Public Service Commission Hires Former TransCanada Employee

Amy Schaffer
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If past experience predicts the future, one can assume Scott Coburn was given a monetary bonus from TransCanada to secure his position as an employee for the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC).   Interestingly enough, he is taking a significant pay cut from his $120,000 job with Enbridge, where he works from home!  The Lincoln Journal […]
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PETITION: Shut TransCanada’s Keystone Down and Investigate Pipeline Integrity

When it was constructed in 2010, TransCanada predicted its Keystone pipeline would leak once every seven years. The pipeline actually leaked *12* times during just its first year of operation. (1) The Keystone pipeline has now experienced more than 30 spills since it launched in 2010 — including the most recent 17,000-gallon tarsands and benzene […]
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TransCanada Fails the Safety Test Again: A Timeline of the South Dakota Keystone I Pipeline Spill

Amy Schaffer
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Sign the Petition Calling for TransCanada to Shut Down Keystone I and Investigate Pipeline Integrity As citizens have testified over the last decade, TransCanada’s leak detection system is not fool proof–this weekend when the pipeline spilled, a landowner called in the oil sheen. TransCanada’s leak detection system which they bragged about all the time failed. […]
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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’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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