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Keystone XL Inches Closer to Reality

Keystone XL Inches Closer to Reality

A Nebraska court has granted a victory to the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline, removing one of the last major challenges in the project’s way. The state’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled unanimously that the state’s Public Service Commission had acted in the public interest in approving an alternate route for the pipeline in […]

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    Meet Jane Kleeb: Nebraska’s Boldest Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter

    Meet Jane Kleeb: Nebraska’s Boldest Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter

    By Nicole Greenfield In the red state of Nebraska, people know Jane Kleeb for her politics. She’s a progressive Democrat in a land of Trump voters, after all. But people also know the 44-year-old Kleeb, a Florida native who moved to Nebraska in 2007 after marrying into a family of local homesteaders, as someone who […]

    Hear From the Bold Nebraskans Who Won’t Give Up Fighting Keystone XL Pipeline

    Hear From the Bold Nebraskans Who Won’t Give Up Fighting Keystone XL Pipeline

    By Nicole Greenfield When TransCanada began knocking on doors throughout Nebraska in 2008, most residents didn’t know much about its Keystone XL pipeline or the dirty tar sands oil it would be transporting. The energy company was negotiating easements with local landowners in order to secure a route for its multibillion-dollar project—which would run north […]

    Still No Approved Route for Keystone XL in Nebraska as Resistance Mounts

    Still No Approved Route for Keystone XL in Nebraska as Resistance Mounts

    By Brian Palmer “Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline,” the headlines blared. It was March 24, only two months after he’d taken office, when it appeared that President Trump had cleared the way for the long-contested tar sands conduit with a stroke of his pen. In reality, summarily declaring that the pipeline is in the […]

    Opposition to Pipeline Construction Escalates Nationwide

    Opposition to Pipeline Construction Escalates Nationwide

    As the Trump administration moves full speed ahead on boosting the oil and fossil fuel industry, opposition to increased pipeline construction is cropping up in different communities around the country. McClatchy highlights how the government and energy companies’ use of eminent domain to build pipelines through private property is turning rural voters in Trump country […]

    10-Hour Keystone XL Hearing Gets Huge Turnout

    10-Hour Keystone XL Hearing Gets Huge Turnout

    Hundreds of people filled a Nebraska Public Service Commission hearing Wednesday to both support and defend construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the state. Local landowners and farmers concerned about the terms of use of their land for the pipeline’s construction were a prominent voice of criticism, while labor union members, environmental activists, politicians […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]