Midwest Flooding Exposes Another Oil Pipeline Risk — On Keystone XL’s Route

By Neela Banerjee, Insideclimatenews.org -

NAPER, Nebraska — Standing on the banks of the Keya Paha River where it cuts through his farm, Bob Allpress points across a flat expanse of sand to where a critical shut-off valve is supposed to [...]

Resistance In The Heartland: Fighting ICE In Small-Town Iowa And Nebraska

By Paul Street and Chaumtoli Huq, Lawatthemargins.com -

“You have to leave the country now that Trump is president.” That’s what Latinx children heard from some white schoolmates in the small southeastern Iowa town of Mount Pleasant in the days after [...]

Another Set Back For TransCanada: Keystone XL Pipeline In Nebraska To Go Through ‘Robust Environmental Review’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

After regulators in Nebraska ordered the pipeline follow a new route, or alternative route, the Trump administration argued that there was no need to “produce an extensive new environmental [...]

Federal Court Overrules Trump And Calls For Full Environmental Review Of Keystone XL In Nebraska

By Staff, Nokxlpromise.org -

Lower Brule, SD — Today, a federal court ruled the State Department must conduct an environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska. Last November, the Nebraska Public Service [...]

University Of Nebraska Faces Growing Calls To Expel Violent Neo-Nazi Dan Kleve

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

Lincoln, NE – Administrators at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) are facing mounting criticism over their choice to ignore safety issues posed by 23-year-old biochemistry major Dan Kleve. [...]

KXL Pipeline Fighters Hail Commission Decision As Victory

By John Zangas, dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DCMG - The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to give TransCanada permission to build the northern leg of the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on November [...]

Low Prices, Tar Sands Pull Out Could Kill KXL Pipeline

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News - It will be close to three years, at least, before oil could possibly be moving through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline—if the pipeline is [...]

“We’re Ready To Stop It Again”: KXL Opponents Flood Nebraska’s Capitol

By Jessica Corbett, www.commondreams.org -

By Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams - "Keystone XL never has been and never will be in Nebraska's public interest. This is a foreign pipeline, headed to the foreign export market, wanting to use [...]

Keystone XL: Low Oil Prices, Tar Sands Pullout Could Kill Pipeline Plan

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News - It will be close to three years, at least, before oil could possibly be moving through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline—if the pipeline is [...]

Northrup Grumman Protest: Three Charges Dropped

By Lauren Scott, www.ketv.com -

By Lauren Scott for KE TV - BELLEVUE, Neb. —New details have been released in the trial against four people accused of damaging the Northrop Grumman Building in Bellevue. The charges against all [...]

Peace Activists Arrested On Grounds Of Neb. Defense Contractor

By Patrick O'Neill, www.ncronline.org -

By Patrick O'Neill for NCR Online - A security guard's encounter with an anti-war protester who was holding a sledgehammer in one hand and baseball bat in the other led to the arrests of four [...]

Lakota Women & Ranchers Lead Charge Against Uranium Mine

By Suree Towfighnia, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Suree Towfighnia for Waging Nonviolence - With a population of around 1,000 people, the rural town of Crawford, Nebraska was an unlikely setting for a federal hearing, but it became the site [...]

Bold Nebraska Victory On Eminent Domain Over TransCanada

By Bold Nebraska, www.boldnebraska.org -

By Bold Nebraska - This afternoon, TransCanada announced that the company will pull out of the lawsuit filed by over 100 Nebraska landowners challenging their right to use eminent domain to seize [...]

Cops Hold Tasers To Lakota Protesters Stopping Beer Trucks

By Sarah Burris, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Burris in Alternet - The town sells approximately 5 million cans of beer annually. Protesters have been camping around the clock for weeks holding vigils and doing blockades of the [...]

Nebraska Becomes First State To Abolish Death Penalty Since 1973

By Kim Bellware, www.huffingtonpost.com -

The days of the death penalty in Nebraska are ending. Lawmakers repealed the death penalty on Wednesday with a 30-19 vote that overrodethe veto Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts signed on Tuesday. [...]

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