Bold Nebraska and partner groups will hold a briefing for county, city and state elected officials who have questions on pipeline regulations and laws. We are bringing in both state and national pipeline experts for the briefing.  The briefing will also be available for viewing on this website LIVE during the event. Landowners and concerned citizens also allowed to watch online and attend.

Location: NET Studios, 1800 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68583

Date/Time: August 4, 3-5pm

Purpose: To provide elected officials information on regulations and laws that other counties and states have in place around oil pipelines; also, to give elected officials access to experts who can answer questions on things like hauler agreements, liability, and emergency response plans

Questions: If you are an elected official and have a question you would like one of the experts to answer, please email the question to or text a question to 402-705-3622 during the presentation.

Click here to watch the pipeline briefing online at 3pm on August 4th.


Paul Mathews is a farmer from Cogswell ND and a member of Dakota Resource Council. He is also an accountant and local volunteer firefighter. The Keystone pipeline crosses his land and he was on site for one of the largest spills from TransCanada’s Keystone I lines.
Anthony Swift is an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington DC where he works on energy and pipeline safety issues. Anthony frequently briefs Congressional and Administration offices on tar sands pipeline safety issues and gaps in current regulations He is actively engaged in the environmental review of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Anthony is the primary author for the “Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks” report, published by the NRDC, Pipeline Safety Trust, Sierra Club and National Wildlife Federation and has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Pipeline Safety Oversight. 

Prior his work at the NRDC, Anthony served as a Policy Analyst in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation where he worked on energy and environmental issues. Anthony graduated Austin College with a B.A. in Biology and Political Science and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.