Local

Sierra Club Pleased Court Action Moving On Keystone Project

Sierra Club Pleased Court Action Moving On Keystone Project

Court action is moving forward on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone Pipeline project. A Nebraska judge has ordered that a trial be held on a landowner’s suit seeking to declare unconstitutional a state law that allowed movement of the project and gave the Governor authority to approve or reject the project.  Nebraska Sierra Club’s Ken Winston says he’s glad landowners will get their case heard.

A pretrial conference on the Nebraska case is set for July 19 with the actual trial date set then and that likely will take place in either August or September.  Winston says in addition to the state court action. The National Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit charging that the person who drew up the environmental impact statement on the Keystone project had financial ties to the Canadian company.

Winston would not predict any time line for the federal court action

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Soybean Stocks Surprise in USDA Report

Fresh
USDA Logo

U.S. soybean ending stocks were a surprise in USDA’s Quarterly Stocks Report at only 92 million bushels. This is below…

in National

Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

secretservice

Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

in Local

Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

windmills near norden

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

in Local

CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

Healthcare

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.

in Local

2013 Blizzard Makes Extreme Weather List

cattle in snow

Last year's blizzard made the American Meteorological Society's list of extreme weather events and isn't likely to be repeated.