Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
August 23, 2019 at 6:45 PM - Views: 29 #123078
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Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s planned path through that state on Friday, resolving a permitting battle that has stretched on for more than a decade as the project became a proxy for a national debate between environmentalists and the energy industry.
Keystone XL, which would carry crude oil from Canada to southern Nebraska, has been the subject of political maneuvering and litigation since it was proposed in 2008. The project, which was rejected by the Obama administration, was revived under President Trump.
Many Republican politicians and labor groups see Keystone XL as an economic boon, a way to create jobs and satisfy the world’s demand for oil. But for environmentalists and some Native Americans and farmers along the planned route, the pipeline is seen as a grave threat to the warming climate and to fertile land it would run through.
“At some point in our country’s history, the property rights of farmers and the sovereign rights of tribal nations have to trump big oil land grabs,” said Jane Kleeb, the longtime leader of the Keystone XL opposition in Nebraska and the chairwoman of the state’s Democratic Party.
The Nebraska Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday was not the final word on the pipeline. A federal lawsuit in Montana still seeks to block construction, and several landowners along the route have refused to sign easements. Protesters, including from Native American tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota, have promised to mobilize if construction begins.
August 23, 2019 at 9:27 PM #123239
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I want to hear from Liz Warren about this. She cannot pass the buck after apologizing to Native Americans at a their conference last week.
Since the Debate on Climate was killed very recently by Biden and the DNC, the Primary candidates are going to have to weigh in on dirty tar sands and global warming. They will need it in order to get ready to debate Trump on destroying our planet in the Presidential Debates beginning in late Summer 2020.
2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
August 23, 2019 at 9:36 PM #123241
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Charles Koch has to be the happiest piece of shit on Earth today. His fortune just tripled and now he doesn’t even have to split it with his brother.
I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.
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