POSTED: Nov 22, 2011, 05:07 PM
Posted In: Issues, Nebraska Energy
There has been much ado about green jobs lately, and it's not about nothing. The Brookings Institute reported that there are currently 2.7 million jobs in the clean economy, already more than what is in the fossil fuel industry, and there's enormous potential for growth. "Clean-tech" jobs that have to do with renewable energy are a fairly small proportion of these jobs, but they have made the most gains in recent years—and our nation isn't even close to utilizing our full potential!
CONTINUE: Nebraska Energy »
POSTED: Aug 02, 2011, 12:06 AM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Energy, Environment
There’s one question we are asking every Nebraskan, including all of our elected officials, this summer: Do you stand with Randy or do you stand with TransCanada?
Click here to see the list of "I Stand with Randy" events.
CONTINUE: Do You Stand With Randy? »
POSTED: Jul 10, 2011, 05:22 PM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Energy
The article below appeared in Yale 360, an international online magazine covering the environment. The author, Jim Robbins is a veteran journalist based in Helena, Montana. He has written for theNew York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and numerous other publications. His fifth book, The Forgotten Forest, about the poorly understood role of trees in the environment, will be published next year by Random House. To read the article on Yale 360's site, click here.
The Sand Hills of Nebraska are a unique Great Plains prairie ecosystem. The rolling dunes, rising to 300 feet, cover about a quarter of the state, and because the grasses and wildflowers there are adapted to wet, sandy soil, many grow nowhere else. Thousands of ponds and lakes dot the Sand Hills, nourishing the Ogallala Aquifer.
CONTINUE: Yale 360: Alberta's Tar Sands Boom »
POSTED: May 26, 2011, 08:41 PM
Posted In: News, Energy, Environment, Pipeline
Nebraskans are speaking out and taking action to help stop the TransCanada pipeline. This page is meant to be a resource with various reports and background about this critical topic. There is a lot in here...citizens and landowners have been tracking and fighting this pipeline for over 3 years (and for some about 5 years now). If you every need a specific piece of info, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it to you. Bold operates on donations, please donate here.
CONTINUE: TransCanada Pipeline Background and Resources »
POSTED: Dec 29, 2010, 03:23 PM
Posted In: News, Energy
This is a letter we received from David Daniel, a landowner in Texas who’s property is threatened by TransCanada’s Keystone XL. He gave us permission to share his thoughts on some recent TransCanada developments with you:
TransCanada is passing the buck like you’d pass a hot potato. After sending a copy of the NRDC report that details how tarsands pipelines, like TransCanada’s Keystone XL, present unaddressed hazards to public safety, our local media station, CBS 19, in Tyler started asking TransCanada for a response. After several attempts, a week went by and finally the response came on Dec. 22.
CONTINUE: David and Goliath »
POSTED: Dec 21, 2010, 12:01 PM
Posted In: News, Energy, Elected Officials, Cartoon, TransCanada Pipeline
Neal's got a regular series featuring this chimp and his signs. We're delighted to have the pipeline included.
CONTINUE: Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: So Easy a Monkey Can Do It »
POSTED: Dec 17, 2010, 04:21 PM
Posted In: News, Environment, Energy
For 97 years now, farmers and ranchers from across the state have gathered to craft policy at the Nebraska Farmers Union State Convention. The purpose of this event is to give State Office representatives, such as myself, a set of guidelines to be carried out on behalf of family farmers and ranchers across Nebraska. It also gives producers in their respective areas an opportunity to voice their opinions on issues that impact them.
Shortly after harvest time, counties from all across the state hold local meetings and send delegates on their county’s behalf. They represent members’ beliefs on current policy or new issues that are not yet covered. In addition, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NEFU) delegation crafts a series of ‘Special Orders of Business’ that deal with evolving current issues which require immediate action.
CONTINUE: Farmers Union Addresses Pipeline »
POSTED: Dec 03, 2010, 04:01 PM
Posted In: News, Energy, Elected Officials
Earlier this week, at the request of Senators Dubas and Sullivan, our state senate held a hearing on the TransCanada pipelines. We will post a full summary of the hearing over the weekend, but wanted to include one of the testimonies that was submitted (see below) to the committee. Only two people spoke in support of the pipeline--a representative from TransCanada and a representative from a union. All of the citizens and landowners who testified were either opposed or had major concerns and questions about safety, impact on Sandhills, long-term affect on the Ogalalla Aquifer and legal rights of landowners.
Today, the Farmers Union will hold the first-ever "debate" between TransCanada and a group that is opposed to the pipeline, in this case Plains Justice. They will each have 20 minutes to make their case and then take questions from the audience. The public is welcome. You can read more details here.
CONTINUE: Pipeline Hearing and Farmers Union Convention »