Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:12 PM
Omaha Steve (43,292 posts)
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Not Dead Yet: Nebraska's Ongoing Fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline
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Many people think the issue is over and the pipeline is defeated, but it is far from it.
Yesterday my friend Cecily and I attended the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) public hearing on the pipeline re-route proposal. The hearing was held in Albion, Nebraska, a town of 1650 people in rural north central Nebraska. Albion is in the middle of the latest proposed pipeline route, which still runs right over the precious Ogallala Aquifer, the very thing NE Governor Heineman wrote to President Obama asking him to stop.
There were hundreds of people at the meeting, the majority in strong opposition. An impressive number of farmers and ranchers who were on the old route showed up to testify against the new one because it isn't right to do this to their neighbors, either.
Representatives of Americans For Prosperity were also there, as were lots of people walking around in t-shirts that said to support the pipeline because it brings jobs and energy independence, neither of which it does. Labor unions strongly support the pipeline based on the bogus job-creating claim.
The NDEQ's own report says just 10 permanent Nebraska jobs will be created by the XL pipeline. That's right, ten. No more than the number of fingers on your hands.
FULL story at link.
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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:09 PM
Nancy Meyer (7 posts)
2. Hillary sure isn't making this fight any easier, in fact she on their side!
As a Democrat, populist, environmentalist and person of common sense, she should do better than this. And Susan Rice doesn't offer us any hope, does she? Very disappointing. I am so tired of having to watch our side and theirs, too.