Nebraska Residents Say No to Keystone XL, Yes to Solar

GUEST: Joye Braun, Frontline Community Organizer for Indigenous Environmental Network, worked closely with Bold Nebraska, Sierra Club and to organize the weekend protests

BACKGROUND: Nebraska's Public Service commissioners met on Monday for their last hearing over the Keystone XL pipeline, holding the fate of the controversial fossil fuel project in their hands.

Nebraskans were joined by hundreds of environmental and indigenous activists over the weekend for a major protest in Lincoln to "Give Keystone XL the boot." Nebraska is one of several states that the Keystone XL pipeline would cross if built.

The pipeline had become the major focus of environmental groups under the previous Administration until President Obama was pressured to squash it. Upon entering the White House earlier this year, Donald Trump revived the project.

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