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Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Reject the Keystone XL water permits.

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Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Reject the Keystone XL water permits.

TransCanada has applied for new permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and state agencies to build its proposed Keystone XL pipeline across over 1,000 U.S. waterways, including the Missouri, Niobrara, and Keya Paha rivers in Nebraska. [1]

The pipeline would imperil the drinking water of Tribal, rural, and urban communities — including the city of Omaha — that rely on the Missouri River, as well as the precious Ogallala aquifer, which provides water that irrigates one-third of our nation’s crops.

This move by TransCanada to apply for new permits comes after indigenous, landowner, and environmental groups including Bold successfully sued to stop the company’s illegal use of a blanket “Nationwide Permit 12” to fast-track authorization of Keystone XL construction through all 1,000+ water crossings. [2]

The Army Corps and state agencies are now accepting public comments on TransCanada’s new water permit application until Sept. 13, 2020. (Public hearings are also expected to be scheduled in late September or October, details to come). [3]

Add your name to tell the Army Corps and state agencies: Reject the Keystone XL water permits.

Thanks for standing with us.

Mark and the Bold team


REFERENCES

[1] “Keystone XL begins process of obtaining individual water crossing permits,” Williston Herald, 8/18/20.

[2] “In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water Crossing Permit,” BoldNebraska.org, 7/6/20.

[3] “Joint Notice on Permit Pending,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 8/13/20.


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Tell the U.S. State Dept: NO Keystone XL pipeline

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Marti —

I traveled to Billings, Montana today to stand in solidarity with landowners, Tribal Nations, and Water Protectors at a rally before the one and only public hearing being held by the U.S. State Department on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Unfortunately, unlike the historic 2013 State Dept. hearing on KXL in Grand Island, Nebraska — where over 1,000 Pipeline Fighters turned out, and hundreds gave public testimony in front of their fellow neighbors and citizens for nearly 12 hours — the scene here in Montana is a sad excuse for a public hearing, where citizens must instead speak their concerns privately one-by-one into a tape recorder, or else write them out to submit on paper.

Despite this attempt to silence the voices of Pipeline Fighters with no true “public hearing,” it’s still crucial that we speak out.

The best way you can make your voice heard right now is to submit a written comment into the State Department’s new draft environmental review of the pipeline. Public comments are due by Nov. 18th.

Add your name: Submit a NoKXL comment to the U.S. State Department.

(Note: We encourage affected landowners living on the proposed KXL route to submit hand-written letters with your public comments on the pipeline directly to the State Department. Include docket number: DOS-2019-0033)

Mailing address:
Ross Alliston, Keystone XL Program Manager
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

I’m proud to stand alongside Water Protectors here in Montana today, and will make sure to relay all the concerns of landowners and Pipeline Fighters from back home in Nebraska when I speak directly to State Department officials at the hearing.

Make sure your voice in opposition to KXL is heard: Submit a NoKXL comment now.

Thanks for standing with us.

Jane Kleeb and the Bold team


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