Action Type: Petition

Tell Congress: Support the Green New Deal

(Ron and Jeanne Crumly on their land on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska. (Photo: Mary Anne Andrei) Add your name: Support the Green New Deal Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are introducing the Green New Deal resolution in Congress. [1] The Green New Deal seeks to protect farmers and […]

Tell the Trump Administration: No Keystone XL. Submit a Public Comment.

Comments deadline: Nov. 8th The Trump Administration’s State Department just published another hastily-produced draft “Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)” that concludes the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would produce only “minor” impacts to our land, water, endangered species and Native American sacred sites in Nebraska like the Ponca Trail of Tears. A new 45-day public comment […]

SIGN: Stop Costco’s Land Grab for an Industrial Chicken Plant in Fremont

Costco wants to not only put a massive industrial chicken plant in a town of 25,000 people, they also want farmers to take out $1.5 million loans from banks to create a chicken barn according to Costco specs. This means that Costco owns the chicken from beginning to end, locking the farmer into only one buyer. Which means they call all the shots, and the farmers are at their mercy.
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SIGN: Shut TransCanada’s Keystone Down & Investigate Pipeline Integrity

The recent 17,000-gallon tarsands spill from TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in South Dakota — which has now experienced more than 30 leaks in its lifetime of only six years — shows the clear need to shut it down for an immediate review of the entire length of the pipeline's integrity, especially at the other "transition welds" that have now proven to be faulty and prone to leaks.
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PETITION: Tell Nebraska AG Doug Peterson—Investigate Exxon’s Climate Fraud

Tell Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson: We demand a Nebraska state investigation into Exxon's climate fraud. A group of 17 State Attorneys General just announced a multi-state effort to "explore working together on key climate change-related initiatives, such as ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses." New York, California, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have now launched investigations into whether Exxon intentionally misled the public for decades about the harmful impacts of climate change and burning fossil fuels. Exxon must be held accountable—we demand that Nebraska Atty. General Doug Peterson launch an investigation now.

PETITION: Tell Ben Sasse & Deb Fischer—Do Your Job!

Tell Nebraska's Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer: Our courts matter — we deserve a full bench on the Supreme Court. We support President Obama's highly respected nominee Merrick Garland for Supreme Court justice. The President has fulfilled his constitutional duty, now it is time for Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse to do theirs. Hold a fair hearing, and then give the President's nominee an "up or down" vote.

PETITION: Stand With Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs

The bill (LB 176) that would allow foreign corporations — like the Chinese-owned meatpacking company Smithfield — to own pork in Nebraska has already been approved on a first vote in the Legislature, and the second and final vote could come as early as this week. This corporate-friendly bill would put family farmers out of business. If the meatpackers own our livestock, corporate-raised pork will dominate our grocery store shelves. This means less care for the animal, more water pollution, and lower-quality food. LB 176 also gives the vertically-integrated corporate “factory farming” system more economic power over Nebraska’s family farmers. We must send our Senators a strong message that we want to see family farmers and our water protected.