Bold Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer Defenders Invite Us All to Celebrate With Them

On Wednesday afternoon the Nebraska District Court declared the Nebraska Pipeline Law unconstitutional. A full copy of the courts decision is available HERE. Domina Law, who represented the plaintiffs, say, "TransCanada will now be forced to seek approval from the public service commission for its latest route. The ruling mans that the governor's office has no role to play in the pipeline, and decisions within the state must be made by the Public Service Commission. The commission was created in 1890s to prevent governors from granting political favors to railroad executives who wanted to expand through private property."

"Citizens won today [Feb. 19th]. We beat a corrupt bill that Gov. Heineman and the Nebraska Legislature passed in order to pave the way for a foreign corporation to run roughshod over American landowners. We look forward to the Public Service Commission giving due process to a route that TransCanada will have to now submit to this proper regulatory body in Nebraska. TransCanada learned a hard lesson today: never underestimate the power of family farmers and ranchers protecting their land and water." - Jane Kleeb, director of bold Nebraska

Tomorrow morning, Friday, Feb. 21, .Bold Nebraska is inviting everyone to a shindig at their 'Build Our Energy' barn, near Bradshaw, Nebraska (about 30 min. NW of York) staring about 9:00—9:30 a.m. They want as many folks as possible to wear their Pipeline Fighter t-shirt / armband and make a sign. CLICK HERE for details and directions to the barn.

Bold Nebraska, along with the folks of the Tar Sands Blockade and The Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance folks and others are on the ground resisting Big Oil stateside for the same reason Canada's First Nations and environmental activists are fighting the Northern Gateway Project in Canada - to protect the water, land and wildlife that sustain us all. Tar sands extraction and pipelines like the Keystone XL and Enbridge’s New Tar Sands Frankenstein pipeline must be stopped. It's all the same fight, there is no American water, no Canadian air, we're all in this together

As Amy Schaffer, a Kearney, Nebraska rancher says, "I stand with my dad and the many other Nebraskans who have become guardians of the Ogallala Aquifer for the next generation of Nebraskans. I stand with all of the Nebraskans who have been misled, misrepresented, misinformed, taken advantage of, and used by TransCanada. My heart goes out to each and every one of these people and I will continue to be their voice and stand with them until the bitter end. The people will prevail. We will win and we will defend the future of Nebraska, the Ogallala Aquifer."

So come down and join Randy Thompson and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska and party like a Nebraskian.