Keystone XL Decision Day at the Nebraska PSC (Nov 20 Lincoln NE)
Nov
20
9:30 AM09:30

Keystone XL Decision Day at the Nebraska PSC (Nov 20 Lincoln NE)

  • Nebraska Public Service Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stand with us in Lincoln on Monday as the Nebraska PSC announces its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. 

WHAT: Keystone XL Decision Day at the PSC
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 20 (Doors open: 9:30 a.m., meeting 10am)
WHERE: Nebraska Public Service Commission, 1200 N St, Lincoln, NE

During its regular weekly meeting on Monday, Nov. 20th, the Nebraska Public Service Commission will announce its decision on TransCanada's application for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska. 

The meeting is open to the public (Doors open 9:30 a.m., seats are first-come, first-served in the small hearing room), and Bold Nebraska and Jane Kleeb will be there to stand with and represent the Nebraska farmers and ranchers, Tribal Nations and Water Protectors and Pipeline Fighters across the country who have stood together to fight this risky foreign tarsands export pipeline for 7+ years. Stand with us!

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Solar XL Installations 2 & 3 Sept 16- Stuart NE)
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Solar XL Installations 2 & 3 Sept 16- Stuart NE)

  • Steskal and Allpress Family Farms (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us Saturday, Sept. 16th to help install solar in the path of Keytone XL! We'll start at the family farm of Diana and Byron "Stix" Steskal near Stuart, NE and then head to Bob and Nancy Allpress's farm near Naper. Lunch will be served! 

RSVP at this link to receive driving directions by email: 
http://boldnebraska.org/event/solarxl2

9:00 a.m: Arrival at Steskal Farm near Stuart, NE
9:00 - 11:00 a.m: Install solar panels in path of Keystone XL
11:00 a.m: Lunch served on site
12:30 p.m: Depart for Allpress Farm near Naper, NE
1:30 p.m: Install solar panels in the path of Keystone XL
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m: Finish solar installation with time to visit.

The solar panels will help power the homes of Nebraskans resisting Keystone XL, and are being installed by the family-owned rural solar business, North Star Solar Bears, run by Jim Knopik.

The first “Solar XL” installation in the path of KXL was erected on July 29th on the farm of Jim and Chris Carlson (seen in photo above) — who rejected a $307,000 offer from the pipeline company TransCanada to build Keystone XL through their backyard.

Bold Nebraska, 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, and Oil Change International are the sponsors of the Solar XL project, which underscores the need to center solutions to climate change while rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and resisting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

We’re closing in on our $50,000 fundraising goal!
Donate $25 now to put solar in the path of KXL: http://bit.ly/solarxl

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March to Give Keystone XL the Boot
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

March to Give Keystone XL the Boot

Join us on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska for the "March to Give Keystone XL the Boot."

CLICK HERE TO RSVP:
http://bit.ly/bootkxl 
-or-
https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-to-give-keystone-xl-the-boot

Hundreds of Nebraskans, along with Water Protectors and Pipeline Fighters from near and far, will come together in Lincoln on the eve of the week-long Keystone XL intervenor hearings at the Nebraska Public Service Commission, and march through the streets to send the message that Keystone XL is a threat to our land, water and climate, and not in the public interest. The march will begin at the Nebraska State Capitol (1445 K St., Lincoln, NE) 

March with us to give Keystone XL the boot!

We're working with march co-sponsors including Sierra Club and 350.orgto organize buses from a variety of nearby cities to travel to Lincoln for the March -- in addition to a "Pipeline Fighter Summit" for activists that will take place before the March:

RSVP: Join the bus from Denver, CO (*also carpooling from Wyoming to join the bus): 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/denver-bus-to-the-march-to-give-keystone-xl-the-boot-tickets-35601575270

RSVP: Join the bus from Wichita, KS: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kansas-bus-to-the-march-to-give-kxl-the-boot-tickets-35602302445

RSVP: Join the bus from Minneapolis, MN: 
https://mn350.yapsody.com/event/index/118476/mn-to-nebraska-bus-to-give-kxl-the-boot

RSVP: Join the bus from Kansas City, MO:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/missouri-bus-to-lincoln-march-to-give-kxl-the-boot-tickets-35602333538

(We also have bus captains in Wisconsin & Illinois -- bus RSVP pages to come. Please check the box on the RSVP form if you're interested in joining a bus from one of these states, or whatever city you're in to the March! )

**Interested in becoming a "bus captain" to recruit folks in your area to join a bus to the March? Click here to sign up: https://docs.google.com/a/boldnebraska.org/forms/d/1-4sF1e0za5xi2gkIeN7afn2Mk_s5KdVFwzONF6hDg1c/edit

RSVP TO JOIN THE MARCH!
http://bit.ly/bootkxl 
-or-
https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-to-give-keystone-xl-the-boot

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Honoring of Water Protectors at the 151st Veterans Pow Wow
Jul
27
to Jul 30

Honoring of Water Protectors at the 151st Veterans Pow Wow

Greetings to all Water Protectors and family/friends of Water Protectors. A few of us Water Protectors from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska wanted to honor our beloved Water Protector family so we are asking for everyone to share this far and wide. We are just getting things together right now but as we get closer to pow wow time, we will update you on anything that changes. We want to make sure that you are acknowledged and honored because it was you who fought and continue to fight for our water and land; our people.

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Keystone XL Public Hearing at Ralston Arena (Omaha)
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Keystone XL Public Hearing at Ralston Arena (Omaha)

The Nebraska Public Service Commission has announced a fourth "public meeting" to hear public comments on TransCanada's application for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska. 

Doors for the hearing on July 26th in Ralston will open at 9:00 a.m. 

The hearing will run from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Speakers will be first come, first served, and citizens will be given 3-5 minutes each to testify. 

Review the KXL Fact Sheet to help prepare your public comment for the hearing: http://boldnebraska.org/kxlfacts

WHAT: Public Hearing to Take Citizen Testimony on Keystone XL
WHERE: Ralston Arena, 7300 Q Street, Ralston, Nebraska
WHEN: Wednesday, July 26
Doors: 9:00 a.m.
Citizen testimony: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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NoKXL - Postcard Party
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

NoKXL - Postcard Party

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) will be focusing on its review of TransCanada’s permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) Aug. 7-11 in Lincoln. During our party we will be composing handwritten #NoKXL postcards to mail to PSC Commissioners.

Common Root will provide blank postcards, pens, colored pencils & markers, as well as the address of your Public Service Commissioner(s).

Postcard stamps (34¢) will be available for purchase at the event, if you don’t already have your own. 
Please bring exact change if possible.

--There will be COFFEE
--There will be COMMUNITY
--There will be COFFEECAKE – if YOU bring it! =)

Host your own #NoKXL party! Here’s how → http://boldnebraska.org/nokxlparty/

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June 7: Keystone XL Public Hearing in O'Neill
Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

June 7: Keystone XL Public Hearing in O'Neill

Stand with us and speak up and testify with your concerns about Keystone XL on Wednesday, June 7th in O'Neill at a public hearing held by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC). First-come, first-served and each speaker will be given 3-5 minutes.

WHAT: Public Hearing on Keystone XL
WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Doors: 12pm)
WHERE: O'Neill Community Center, 501 S. 4th Street, O'Neill, NE

Can't make it? 

Submit a written comment to the PSC with your concerns about Keystone XL here: http://bit.ly/pscnokxl

Donate to help Bold stop Keystone XL: http://bit.ly/DonateBoldNE

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Help Plant the Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of KXL
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Help Plant the Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of KXL

CLICK HERE TO RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/BS4HkXbycBeTJBrR2

Join Bold Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe and landowners Art and Helen Tanderup to once again plant sacred Ponca corn on their farm in Neligh, NE that crosses both the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the historic Ponca Trail of Tears. 

This year marks the fifth planting of sacred Ponca corn on the Tanderup farm -- which had been absent from the tribe's ancestral homeland for 137 years.

Background on the Sacred Ponca Corn "Seeds of Resistance": http://boldnebraska.org/seeds

WHAT: Help Plant the Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of KXL

WHO: Ponca Tribe, Cowboy Indian Alliance, Bold Nebraska, the Tanderup family

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanderup Farm, near Neligh, NE

From Neligh: 8 miles north on HWY 14 to 857 RD, west 2/3 of a mile, then north up the lane.

From the junction of HWY 20 and HWY 14: 7 miles south on HWY 14 to 857 RD, west 2/3 of a mile, then north up the lane

GPS Coordinates: 42.25079 N, 98.04188 W

RSVP: Click here to RSVP so we know how many are coming: https://goo.gl/forms/BS4HkXbycBeTJBrR2

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People's Climate March-LNK
Apr
29
10:30 AM10:30

People's Climate March-LNK

Come join us as we march in solidarity with the People's Climate March in Washington, DC! We will kick off at the UNL Student Union at 14th and R Streets, and end with a rally at the Nebraska State Capitol featuring compelling speakers and critical opportunities for YOU to get further engaged with the battle of the century - the battle for a livable world!

Also, watch this event space for more details as we seek to create an entire "Climate Week" filled with exciting events linking Earth Day to this march!

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Local Coalition Member Organizations:
Nebraska Farmers Union
Nebraska Climate Caucus
Nebraska Wildlife Federation
Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light
Bold Nebraska
Nebraskans for Peace
Citizens Climate Lobby-Lincoln, NE
Sustain UNL
Friends of Wilderness Park
Democratic Socialists of America - Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska Chapter Sierra Club - Bluestem Sierra Club
Guardians of the Aquifer
Lincoln Earth Day
March for Science Lincoln
EnergyLinc 
Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church
...and more to come!

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Uranium Mining Hearing in Valentine, NE.
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Uranium Mining Hearing in Valentine, NE.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings on a proposed radioactive uranium mine and proposed waste water disposal wells in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We need to make it clear to the EPA representatives who will carry a report on the hearings back to D.C. that people oppose uranium mining in the Black Hills and will continue the fight to protect our water until it is won. To do this, we need numbers of people to attend the EPA's hearings and speak out. We want the EPA to be real clear about the fact that they are poking a stick into a wasp's nest by threatening the water in the Black Hills.

The Black Hills are sacred to the Lakota people, and uranium mining leaves radioactive wastes that are dangerous forever. We fought this battle in the late 1970s and early 1980s and kicked some of the largest mining companies in the world out of the Black Hills. Smaller mining companies returned 11 years ago, and this time they not only want to mine directly in one drinking water aquifer, but also to pump their wastes into another aquifer that people use for drinking water. People from the reservations and the towns around the Black Hills have been fighting them since then. Now we need you to take action. Attending the hearings is a good way to get informed, as well as getting active, on the most important water issue of our time in the Black Hills. Protect the Black Hills!

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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March for Science - Omaha
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

March for Science - Omaha

  • March from Elmwood Park to Stinson Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

March for Science - Omaha is a sister march to the March for Science taking place in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2017. The purpose of this event is to bring science awareness and literacy to the public. This is an inclusive, nonpartisan event and those that attend, as well as participate in discussions, are requested to adhere to Facebook guidelines, city ordinances, venue guidelines, traffic laws, and basic human decency.  

Thank you,

Cori Borgheiinck

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