When @janekleeb started Bold Nebraska in 2010, she had no idea the organization would be so instrumental in the fight against TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. In fact, she, like most of the Cornhusker State’s pipeline fighters, didn’t have an environmental background and hadn’t even heard of tar sands oil, the dirty and dangerous crude that KXL would carry through Nebraska’s fragile Sandhills. But motivated by TransCanada’s aggressive attempts to take farmers’ land via eminent domain, Kleeb and an unlikely alliance of advocates banded together and sprang into action. And their efforts have paid off: They helped defeat the pipeline once, and they’re confident they’ll do so again.
"We definitely celebrated when President Obama rejected the pipeline. We felt vindicated that a politician—who we thought maybe was not with us in the beginning—heard our stories and heard the national groups’ research on impact, and that actually changed his decision in our favor. Now we’re talking about five publicly elected officials in the state of Nebraska that could stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Not only will we present the best evidence and facts during the August hearing, but we’re going door-to-door and educating our fellow citizens that their own commissioner can stop the pipeline—that’s a very powerful message if you’re a citizen.”
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