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Keystone XL protests in Nebraska (photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons/laurigorham)

Senate Says “No” to Keystone XL; Next up, President Obama

12/15/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate narrowly defeated a bill on November 18th that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. NWF applauded the Senators that stood up for wildlife, clean air, and healthy landscapes by voting “no” on the pipeline and allowing the regular review […] Read more >

Nebraska Groups Offer Utilities Road Map to Cleaner Energy Future

8/23/2013 // By NWF

Nebraska is unique among the U.S. states: It’s the only one that serves its electric customers entirely through public power entities. While this system of 100 percent public power has been largely successful keeping consumer rates low through the years, […] Read more >

Endangered Whooping Cranes - like this adult with its chick - are one of many species threatened by tar sands pipelines. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Big Oil vs. Big Birds – Who Will Win?

4/17/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

On Thursday, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be front and center in Grand Island, Nebraska, when the US State Department holds its lone public hearing on the immensely controversial project. The location couldn’t be more emblematic of what’s […] Read more >

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Hold Your Senators Accountable on their Dirty Oil Vote

3/25/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Friday, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Hoeven’s amendment 62-37, a non-binding amendment that expresses support for building the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline–despite the projects’ devastating impacts on the climate crisis and wildlife including woodland caribou. While the […] Read more >

Bald Eagles have come back from the brink of extinction, but the tar sands industry has visions of dollar bills clouding their patriotism. (Photo: Art Goldenberg)

New Keystone XL Pipeline Route to Steamroll Bald Eagles?

1/16/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

Will America’s national icon be yet another casualty of the tar sands megapipeline? Read more >

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NWF Says New Keystone XL Map Revisits Old Problems

9/5/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has submitted its official route through the state of Nebraska–but still managed to dodge its responsibilities to people and wildlife.  This controversial portion of the project originally went through the Nebraska Sandhills, over […] Read more >

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

5/3/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger. Read more >

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

New Keystone XL Route – Same Risks, Same Threats

4/19/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Building a 1,700-mile pipeline tocarry up to 800,000 barrels a day of thick, tar-like crude oil through the middle of America will rip up Canada’s boreal forest, leave toxic sludge ponds behind, disrupt pristine ecosystems and threaten every area along […] Read more >

Two Greater Prairie Chickens dance on a lek on Gracie Creek Ranch, Nebraska. Photo by Aaron Price

Be My Wingman – Dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken

4/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

“The sound is just a long drawn out ‘boom’; you can just tell it’s a very old song that’s been going on for thousands of years. Kind of like an alarm clock in spring telling you to wake up; it’s […] Read more >

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Tar Sands or Farm Lands? Keystone XL’s Threat To America’s Breadbasket

2/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The Ogallala aquifer, which provides 30% of the water used for crop irrigation in the United States, is still threatened by plans to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Read more >