Bold Nebraska's Frivolous Lawsuit
Liberal group Bold Nebraska has filed a frivolous lawsuit designed to stop progress of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.
As Nebraskans who believe in free markets and encouraging economic growth, we denounce Bold Nebraska’s lawsuit as one more step in a series of scare tactics and silly demonstrations to politicize an important project.
Let’s recall Bold Nebraska’s prior antics in opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline:
- Shined flash lights at the Governor’s mansion
- Deliberately falsified testimony before the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee by lining up opponents of the pipeline to speak in a ‘neutral’ capacity in a vain attempt to manufacture grassroots opposition to the project
- Coordinated with the hippies at Occupy Lincoln
- Drove ‘high output’, gas-guzzling vehicles to ‘anti-oil’ events
- Jane Kleeb made a big media splash about being arrested at protest outside the White House, and then backed out.
Worse than these childish antics, Bold Nebraska has already admitted it was never about the route. Their opposition is not about Nebraska, the Sand Hills or the Ogallala Aquifer. It is about their obsession with oil and promoting green energy at all costs.
Just as TransCanada announced it would voluntarily reroute the Keystone XL pipeline from the contentious Sand Hills route, Jane Kleeb continued to attack the project.
“We are still standing shoulder to shoulder with those who do not want to see a permit for this pipeline approved,” said Kleeb to the LA Times.
Now when the disingenuous actions of Bold Nebraska have failed to sway Nebraskans, the group files a frivolous lawsuit with former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Omaha trial attorney David Domina.
The lawsuit questions the role of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality in conducting an environmental review. Seriously, that’s how baseless this lawsuit is. This legal action is a last ditch effort in an attempt to find judges who will intervene and do what Bold Nebraska could not: stop Nebraska from moving forward with the important Keystone XL pipeline.
The majority of Nebraskans want to build the pipeline: 60% of Nebraskans support building Keystone XL with only 27% opposed.
We have seen first-hand support build for this important economic project.