OMAHA, NE – The TransCanada plan to build a pipeline from Alberta south to the Texas coast continues to show signs of falling apart as TransCanada began de-registering its easements with landowners in Nebraska last month. Bold Nebraska is cautioning activists that TransCanada maybe hoping this catches us all off guard. Bold Nebraska has a nice article covering this sudden turn.
Also as of July 19th, a judge at the Lancaster County Courthouse set a court date of Sept 27th, 2013 for a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law that fast-tracked approval of Keystone XL in Nebraska. This is a significant development, because the State Department should not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline until this lawsuit is over. Read Bold Nebraska’s article here.
Over the course of the pipeline fight, opponents have argued that the Keystone XL Pipeline would actually increase the price of oil and gasoline. A recent study from Consumer Watchdog agrees, saying the price of gasoline in the Midwest could go up 25 to 40 cents a gallon.
Earlier this year, Bold Nebraska began a plan to build a solar barn in the proposed path of the Keystone Pipeline so that if approved the builders would literally have to tear down clean sources of power on Nebraska soil. To say that’s Bold, is an understatement! The Build Our Energy Project as it has been dubbed has its ground breaking day on August 14th. Read more here. You can donate directly to the project here.