PANELS, NOT PIPES:
Resist Keystone XL by Building Clean Energy in the Pipeline's Path
We refuse to allow more pipelines like Keystone XL that threaten our land, water and climate. We have the solutions we need, which is why we're building solar panels directly in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
UPDATE: On Nov. 20th, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to give "conditional" approval to the Keystone XL pipeline, mandating the company use an 'alternate' route. (Details here.)
While landowners, Tribes and groups including Bold will move forward to challenge and exhaust all legal appeals of this flawed decision, Bold has also announced a new expansion of the Solar XL project -- and we are now raising additional funds to build at least two more solar installations on farmland that Nebraskans have refused to sell to TransCanada.
NEW SOLAR XL FUNDRAISING GOAL: $80,000
We are deeply grateful to everyone who contributed to reach our first fundraising goal of $50,000 to build three Solar XL installations in the path of the pipeline!
With the prospect of Keystone XL now that much closer to reality with the PSC’s decision, we’re asking you to give again to help us reach our new goal of $80,000, to help us build the Solar XL resistance that sends a powerful message about the clean energy future we all want for our children and grandchildren.
As before -- all funds raised in excess of our goal will go to help pay legal costs for landowners in Nebraska fighting eminent domain seizure of their land for the pipeline.
The solar panels will be connected to Nebraska's power grid, generating clean, renewable energy for the state — as opposed to a risky pipeline that would provide little benefit to Nebraskans.Help protect our land, water, and climate for future generations and support #SolarXL now.
TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels per day of dirty tarsands oil from Canada through hundreds of American homes, farms and ranches, crossing the delicate Sandhills in Nebraska and putting at risk the critical Ogallala Aquifer and sacred Indigenous sites like the Ponca Trail of Tears. Farmers, ranchers and Indigenous peoples are fighting with everything they have to protect the land and their communities from eminent domain for private gain.
KXL would dramatically escalate our climate crisis at a critical time when we must transition away from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable sources — like solar energy.
That’s why Bold Nebraska has teamed up with 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, Oil Change International and a coalition of groups to build solar installations inside the proposed pipeline route to help power farms and ranches. We're standing up to Trump and Big Oil, who want to trample property rights and risk our water all for their bottom line.
The SOLAR XL projects in the path of the pipeline will add to the resistance already in place along the pipeline route — including the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Spirit Camp, the Sacred Ponca corn planted inside the KXL route along the Ponca Trail of Tears, and the solar-topped “#NoKXL Build Our Energy Barn” that Bold Nebraska constructed in 2013 all with small donors and volunteers.
If Keystone XL is approved, TransCanada would have to tear down clean and locally-produced energy to make way for its dirty and foreign tarsands.
Let's build our clean energy future and stop this pipeline that is abusing eminent domain for private gain, trampling Indigenous sovereign rights, and threatening our land, water, endangered species and climate.
To show our thanks for your support, the name of every donor of $25 or more will be featured on a "SOLAR XL" sign affixed to each of the solar panel installations.
* COST: $15,500 per installation for 9-panel frame, net-metering connection to Nebraska power grid + labor.
All funds raised in excess of our goal will go to Bold Nebraska to support legal fees for the nearly 100 landowners challenging TransCanada and eminent domain at the Public Service Commission and in the courts.
Indigenous Environmental Network
Oil Change International