TransCanada on Thursday filed a motion (see below) with the Nebraska Public Service Commission, arguing that Bold Nebraska / Bold Alliance — as well as the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Yankton Sioux Tribe, Nebraska Sierra Club and should not be allowed as official “intervenors” in the PSC’s review of the company’s application for a permit to build its proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.

Bold Alliance attorney Ken Winston issued this statement:

“TransCanada, a foreign for-profit corporation that pushed through an unconstitutional bill that attempted to subvert the lawful authority of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, is now trying to silence the voices of Nebraskans, Native Americans and everyone else who applied for intervention based on the provisions of the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act,” said Bold Alliance attorney Ken Winston. “If the PSC applies the accepted precedents for intervention in Nebraska, it will rule against TransCanada’s attempt to stifle appropriate input from the people into this process.”

TransCanada Motion to Deny and Objections to Petitions of Intervention