Friday, August 23, 2013

Nebraska rancher betrayed by state's GOP congressional delegation speaks out about
Keystone XL threat to Sandhills' pristine water

Chelsea Manning (nee Bradley Manning) was just sentenced to 35 years in prison for, among other things, passing to Wikileaks documents revealing outrageous secret U.S. government behavior, including the shocking extent of collusion between the Clinton State Department and TransCanada during its attempts to construct a tar sands oil pipeline across the environmentally vulnerable Ogallala Aquifer in the Sandhills region of western Nebraska, resulting in eminent domain condemnation of the land of farmers and ranchers even in the absence of a pipeline permit, which still has not been granted to TransCanada.

The emails released today are a smoking gun that show how oil industry lobbying money has corrupted the State Department’s review of Keystone XL. They come out just after it was revealed that the State Department relied on a major TransCanada contractor to conduct its environmental review and public hearings on Keystone XL, and Wikileaks cables showed that other officials at the department gave the company tips on how to get the pipeline approved.

Lee Terry: 2331 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4155 phone
(202)226-5452 fax

Jeff Fortenberry: 1514 Longworth House Office, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4806 phone
(202) 225-5686 fax

Adrian Smith: 503 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6435 phone
(202) 225-0207 fax

Deb Fischer: 825 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

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