The Washington Post is running a series of feature stories on the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. The team of reporters/videographers/photographers include Whitney Shefte, Steve Mufson and Michael Williamson. Steve also brought his daughter on the trip, which is a pretty awesome way to spend time with your dad.
The latest Washington Post story covers the concerns around a spill and the Ogallala Aquifer.
The Washington Post team also took great pics and great video while they were in our state and traveling the pipeline route.
You can see pics of John Harter protecting his land and property rights in South Dakota and a video of why he is a pipeline fighter. John explains in the full article about his land, “I found out that they have more rights to my property than I do. It makes me very angry when I paid for it, paid the mortgage on it and take care of it.”
Bob Bernt, of Clear Creek Organics, thanks Senator Haar for his work on the pipeline special session while I explain that TransCanada can “shove it” during a video piece on the pipeline.
Old timer from up in the Sandhills, T.R. Skinner, sums it up pretty great as he is photographed, “It’s not good for the land…and I don’t trust them.”
Gov. Heineman’s bullying remark to me last year also gets a shout out in the Washington Post piece, which still amazes me that a governor would bully a citizen for speaking out on a critical issue that even Heineman agrees the pipeline route is too risky for the Aquifer.
You can help in this fight by donating, attending events and putting up signs showing your opposition to this tarsands export pipeline.
Donate: funds are used for the current lawsuit suing the State of Nebraska for passing an unconstitutional pipeline law as well as ads that will feature landowners and citizens.
Events: keep an eye out on the Bold event page and our FB page where we post current events hosted by Bold and landowner groups like NEAT. Mark Oct. 5th down on your calendar, more details soon.
Signs: we have yard signs that say “stop the TransCanada pipeline” on one side and on the other it says “keep our water blue.” You can pick those up at McFosters in Omaha. In Hastings, Lincoln and the Sandhills we have signs at volunteers houses, so just email email@example.com for details. If you are feeling creative, we would love to see some big 4×6 hand painted signs outside of small businesses, farms and ranches. If you can help, please email us.