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Friday, February 13, 2015

A Nebraska judge Thursday granted a temporary injunction to landowners who want to stop a land grab by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline for its controversial Keystone XL project. read more


Friday, February 06, 2015

Senate Republicans blocked two attempts to amend legislation forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would have required the project be built with domestically produced steel and that the oil be used in the U.S. read more


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

• Mike Huckabee sold out his fans to a quack doctor, conspiracy theorists, and financial fraudsters.
• Conservative media such as Erick Erickson's RedState, Dick Morris, Newsmax, Townhall, and Human Events have pushed paid promotions for dubious marijuana stocks.
• Tea party scammers have been aided by media outlets like CNN and Fox News, which, in the words of one of the shady groups in question, have given the tea partiers "great television news coverage" to promote their efforts.
• Subscribers to CNN analyst Newt Gingrich's email list have received supposed insider information about cancer "cures," the Illuminati, "Obama's 'Secret Mistress,'" a "weird" Social Security "trick," and Fort Knox being "empty."
• Five conservative outlets promoted a quack doc touting dubious Alzheimer's disease cures.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Landowner members of the Nebraska Easement Action Team who have received direct threats of eminent domain against their land by TransCanada today filed suit against the company. The lawsuits, filed last week, represent Nebraska property owners' second attempt to challenge the constitutionality of a law that gave the Keystone XL pipeline a legal route through the state and, by extension, their property. The landowners claim that TransCanada -- the Canadian company that wants to build Keystone XL -- made direct threats to use eminent domain and seize their land if they did not consent to having the pipeline run though it. "We stand with landowners to protect property rights and a constitutional pipeline routing process," said Jane Kleeb, director of Bold Nebraska, a group that has been at the center of the state's Keystone XL opposition movement. "While we fight to ensure TransCanada and the state of Nebraska do not run roughshod over farmers and ranchers, we also call upon President Obama to reject Keystone XL now." read more


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