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Bipartisan Nebraska State Senators Say Tar Sands Pipeline Dangerous

5/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Telling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton they need time to pass pipeline safety legislation in the state, a bipartisan group of five Nebraska state senators is urging a delay of Keystone XL’s approval for twelve months.  (The state is unicameral). …

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

4/18/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

  TransCanada, the company plotting to build the Keystone XL 2,000-mile, $14 billion pipeline splicing through five states to ship Canadian crude oil to Gulf refineries has added yet one more misstep to its history of deception and misdeeds. Under …

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Blow the Whistle on Polluter Abuse! [Audio]

9/28/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Nebraska landowners and citizens will be able to blow the whistle on the heavy-handed tactics of Canadian oil giant TransCanada starting today. TransCanada is the company trying to run the dirty fuel into the U.S. along a 2000 mile proposed pipeline …

Poll: in Nebraska, ‘huskers rally against tar sands pipeline

9/15/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Nebraska is many things to many people. Depending on who you ask, the Cornhusker State is “Where the West Begins,” the birthplace of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, or home to a uniquely football-mad populace. And really, speaking as an …

Dirty Air Act Backers Feeling the Heat

2/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) already took a public drubbing when she introduced the so-called Dirty Air Act. Now, three more senators are in the line of fire for co-sponsoring her bill.

Efforts to Save the Rare Pallid Sturgeon

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A large white and very ancient fish lives in the waters of the Missouri River basin but it is becoming more rare. The Constitution Tribune reports: Pallid sturgeon, which are distinctively almost snow white and Federally “endangered”, and lake sturgeon …

Grassroots or Astroturf?

8/7/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Warning. A public relations firm hired four months ago by the Alaska State Legislature–see story here–could be coming soon to a media outlet near you. Pac/West Communications set up a smoke-and-mirrors group called “Americans for American Energy.” Already, this “grass …