TransCanada Pipeline Action Guide

10 Things You Can Do to Ensure Local Control of Pipeline Decisions and Protect Our Resources

  1. Stay connected with Bold Nebraska 
    They are coordinating efforts to inform and act on our state’s behalf. Their website has maps, sample letters, fact sheets, talking points, and a great deal of excellent information from state and national partner groups. Bold Nebraska also posts upcoming events.
  2. Write “Thank You” Letters 
    Write “thank you” letters to State Senators Fulton, Haar and Dubas as well as US Senators Mike Johanns and Nelson to thank them for their efforts to protect the interests of our state. All of these elected officials have taken extra steps on behalf of landowners and some are working on bills that will put state laws in place to protect our resources.
  3. Write “Do More” Letters
    Write to Secretary Hillary Clinton at the State Department, President Obama and Governor Dave Heineman to tell them all they need to do more to protect Nebraska. Make sure they know that most Nebraskans do not support this pipeline and that we all want further study and more community input before any decisions are made by the US Department of State or our Nebraska government. 
  4. Start a Community Petition Drive 
    Over 800 Nebraskans have already signed the petition. You can circulate a petition to your friends or go to local events and get other Nebraskans to join the efforts to protect our resources. Our combined voices will slow down the approval process and allow for further study and community discussion. Visit Bold Nebraska to download the paper-version petition or circulate the online-petition via email, Facebook and Twitter at http://tinyurl.com/protectnebraska.
  5. Host a fundraising event. 
    The event could be a church potluck, a concert, an auction or a party. Contact info@boldnebraska.org to get a speaker to come to your event from one of the groups working on the pipeline. Send all monies to Bold Nebraska at 1141 H Street, 3rd Floor, Lincoln, NE 68508.
  6. Organize education and discussion events in your community. 
    Bold Nebraska and other groups in our state will help you with materials. These could be at the Rotary, VFW, Kiwanis or Elks Clubs, the Firehouse, schools, churches, and local libraries or in private homes. 
  7. Order t-shirts, bumper stickers, yard signs buttons and information sheets.
    Bold Nebraska has materials that you can distribute to your friends, family and neighbors. Email info@boldnebraska.org for prices. 
  8. Donate money.
    Groups want to continue our grassroots work as well as do more ads in the media. Your donations will help us promote the efforts to protect Nebraska’s resources and pay for media to tell the facts about the dangers of the pipeline. TransCanada is spending millions to promote their pipeline.
  9. Discuss the pipeline issues. 
    Talk with your fellow concerned citizens and develop your own action plans. Start a conversation online. We are not alone, we are not without power, and the situation is not hopeless. If we Nebraskans all work together we can influence the decisions that affect our lives. 
  10. Connect online and spread the word.
    New media is powerful and a great tool you can use to help spread the word about the opposition to the pipeline. Help your friends know how they can take action. Use Facebook to share events and news from Bold Nebraska’s page. Follow @littlebirdne and @boldnebraska on Twitter for facts about the pipeline and news.

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