To view the 13,004 public comments submitted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make those available to press to verify our figure. We dispute TransCanada’s nonprofit, Nebraskans for Jobs, submission since they used robocalls to gather the “signatures” but even if you pressed a button saying you were against the pipeline, the call thanked you for signing their petition. The "nonprofit" group was founded by TransCanada staff, TransCanada lobbyists and a member of the Laborers.UPDATE: One comment sent AKSARBENT to WOWT was sharply critical of the station for what was left out of its report — that comment was never "approved" for publication on the station's website. Here's one that was:
Compare this organizations "Check the Facts" page and then compare it to the following that was released by TransCanada last June 2012.
Check the Facts:
TransCanada's Know the Facts:
Seems to me that a lot of the material on Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence website was lifted almost exactly, there are a few differences in choices of words, from information directly from TransCanada's website.
Especially down in the section headed "Business Practices" and "Economic Development" where they start to refer to TransCanada by using the word "we".
Makes me wonder who is actually hiding behind the anonymous registration of that website and who is funding this organization.