Target: Commissioner Gerald L. Vap, Chairman of the Nebraska Public Service Commission
Goal: Block the environmentally damaging Keystone XL pipeline from running a route through Nebraska.
The Keystone XL pipeline may run a route through Nebraska; regulators in the state will decide. This decision has caused TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, to ask the U.S. State Department to delay its review of the pipeline’s application until Nebraska regulators decide.
The pipeline was originally proposed to start in Canada and run through Nebraska, and Nebraska’s previous governor, Dave Heineman, approved a route for the pipeline to run through the state. However, the former governor’s approval has been challenged legally, as the pipeline remains controversial among environmental activists.
Now the pipeline must get approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. That decision could take up to a year. Risks associated with the Keystone XL pipeline include the release of greenhouse gas emissions, risk of spills in water that could endanger public health and other environmental impacts.
We must continue to fight this dangerous pipeline in any way possible. Urge officials in Nebraska to block the pipeline’s route in Nebraska.
Dear Comissioner Vap,
The Keystone XL pipeline poses dangers like the release of greenhouse gas emissions, risk of spills in water that could endanger public health and other environmental impacts. I can’t imagine that this is something that the people of Nebraska want in their state.
Although former Nebraska governor Dave Heineman approved a route through Nebraska for the pipeline, you can still stop it and take a stand against the money-hungry company that doesn’t care about the risks this pipeline poses. I urge you to oppose the pipeline and block its route through Nebraska.
[Your Name Here]
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