Slogan Ideas

28 Feb

Hello, all! We are coming up with more slogans for our signs at the protests and rallies.

Want to help? Please respond to this post and share your ideas!

Here are some we have:

The first Keystone pipeline has ALREADY leaked 7 times!

Help protect our water & land . . .

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tar sands oil is destroying Canada’s Boreal forests & wetlands . . .

Think what a major oil spill would do to our aquifer & land!

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tar Sands Oil Is NOT Your Ordinary Crude!

It is MORE CORROSIVE & requires HIGH PRESSURE & HEAT
to move through pipelines.

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
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Nearly 1 MILLION GALLONS of toxic tar sands oil spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River last summer!

Our Aquifer is just as valuable to Nebraska as the Kalamazoo!

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Nebraska needs clean water & healthy land to provide food for the world!

We DON’T need toxic tar sands oil putting our economy at risk!

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Event March 6th! And a meeting!

25 Feb

Please come join us for a day of music and activism!

Sunday, March 6th, 2:30-500pm

at the Zoo Bar, which is at 136 North 14th street. Lincoln, NE.

Bands that will perform live:
The Toasted Ponies
John Walker and the Prairie Dogs
Chris Sayre and the Laddies
The Melody Wranglers
The Lightning Bugs

$5 donation requested. If you can give more money, it will be gratefully accepted.

Stop the XL Pipeline Action Kits, bumper stickers, buttons, and yard signs available to all.

Also, Guardians of the Good life meeting, Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. at Panera on Saddlecreek

Selling benches and getting out the message

24 Feb

Hey, everyone, there will be benches preaching the truth about the Keystone XL showing up all around Omaha!

Look for them at:

1.       72nd & Cass

2.       72nd & Blondo

3.       72nd & Western

4.       72nd & Dodge

5.       48th & Dodge

6.       72nd & Mercy

 

We would like to put up more to get the message out there. If you have some spare bucks to give, please contact us at one of the following e-mail accounts:

japlapoo@netzero.net

nicolemmn@yahoo.com

cbryant@inbox.com

 

Keep up the good work!

C

 

TransCanada pipeline explodes in ‘fairly remote area’ of…Nebraska?

23 Feb

The actual head line for the Calgary Herald article reads: “TransCanada pipeline explodes in ‘fairly remote area’ of Ontario.”

Yet, this explosion in a “remote area”  is not an isolated incident. As stated in the article, “The incident would be the third time in less than two years a TransCanada pipeline in the region has had a leak and has exploded.”

I do believe TransCanada has bandied about some ridiculous statistics to back their claims about how unlikely a break in the Keystone XL would be once constructed.  Why should people believe their baseless numbers when we see the horrendous destruction that results from pipeline breaks in places like Ontario, Michigan, the Gulf and all over?

 

This fracking pipeline

22 Feb

This post will be short, but it seems worth noting that the fight to stop the Keystone XL is not just a short-term fight; the consequences are far-reaching. If this pipeline is constructed, we are showing a profound lack of regard for the future of our water. It’s worth noting that that future, if we aren’t careful, is precarious at best.  We already face the fact that climate change means Nebraska temperatures will rise, putting pressure on our fragile, fought-over aquifer.

We need legislation that prioritizes the responsible use and protection of our water. If we stand back and do nothing, then when other threats to our water pop up, we will be sitting ducks. This is worth noting, as there are talks of hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking“) being used in Nebraska in the future.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, “fracking” is a drilling technique that involves blasting millions of gallons of chemical-laced water mixed with sand into the ground  to release natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. This stuff is nasty and they want to do it here.

If we don’t stand up for our future now, then when? People are taking stands all over the world right now. We can do the same.

 

Please join us.

Colleen

 

Can stand with the unions, just not the pipeline

3 Feb

The AFL-CIO came out in support of the Keystone XL a few months ago and held a conference to show their support this morning. This is disappointing on a lot of levels. Times are tough and jobs are needed, yes, but we need to be smart. Let’s consider the following:

*The Keystone XL Pipeline would result in  increased gas prices, ranging from 7 to 15 cents a gallon for us in the Midwest.

*Independent studies from the Department of State and Plains Justice show actual jobs produced and find only 12% of the jobs in Nebraska will actually go to Nebraskans.
*TransCanada changes their jobs estimates every time they release their figures,which have gone from 13,000 jobs to 325,000 jobs in a few months.
*1000 megawatts of wind development is projected to create 250 permanent jobs in the state.  This kind of development provides income for years to come.
(thank-you BOLD NE and NE Wildlife Federation for some of these stats)
I, personally, am a fan of unions and of workers demanding their rights. Normally, unions fighting for what they’re  supposed to fight for (safe working conditions, fair wages,  etc) benefits us all. Unions often advance the common good.
The AFL-CIO isn’t fighting for the common good now. They are standing on the side of a multinational corporation. They are standing on the side of temporary jobs, endangering our water, higher gas prices and intimidation of our landowners. They are giving a bad name to unions.
Feel free to contact them and let them know how you feel:

http://www.aflcio.org/siteguides/contactus.cfm

Colleen

Public Art

31 Jan

Some of my friends did some lovely public art protesting the pipeline.

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