Editor’s Note: We sent out the following email to our supporters today. You can sign up here to receive email updates from Bold Nebraska.
Yesterday, Nebraska put in place an official process for siting oil pipelines. No longer can an oil pipeline come into our state without a public and transparent review.
As far as TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, Nebraska and the US State Department will now conduct a new, independent environmental study on a route that avoids the Sandhills.
We could not have done this without you. Citizen pressure moved TransCanada and our elected officials to do the right thing.
We’re not putting away our pipeline fighter armbands and yard signs. We are still wearing our Stand with Randy t-shirts. We hope you will join us.
However, we will be taking things slow over the holiday season so everyone can enjoy much needed time with our families. Fortunately, you can help continue the pipeline fight from the comfort of wherever you are, right now.
Please consider helping us out in one (or more) ways:
1. Donate $10 online
Small donations have made a big difference fighting the Keystone XL pipeline. We’ve been able to run ads and print yard signs, actions guides, buttons, and corn fingers because of them.
2. Buy a t-shirt
We’ve got plenty of gear for you and the pipeline fighters in your family. All of our shirts are now just $15.
3. Donate an item for the auction
We’ve moved our “Bid Green to Keep the Aquifer Clean” fundraiser to January 14th. We’re still looking for items and/or services to auction off. Folks are getting creative, and we’ve already got some great donations like local art, Sandhills Kobe beef, and a private tour of Spring Creek Prairie. Don’t be afraid to get innovative, and donate what you can!
This Thanksgiving we’re thankful for all the pipeline fighters and the Sandhills and Ogallala Aquifer lovers. We have a new family that created a new chapter in our state’s history. Without you, there would be a toxic tar sands pipeline already pumping through the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer.
With our deepest, most humble and heartfelt gratitude,
Jane, Malinda, Ben, Susan, Chelsea and Tyson
The Bold Team