Author: Mark Hefflinger

New Analysis: Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines are Climate Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2017 CONTACT: Lorne Stockman,, 540-679-1097 Carolyn Reilly,, 540-488-4358 Peter Anderson,, 434-293-6373 David Turnbull,, 202-316-3499 New analysis: Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines are Climate Disasters Controversial pipelines pushed by Trump a risk to West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and the planet. Two studies released today find that […]
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WEBINAR: “Oil Trains + Pipelines” Feat. Jane Kleeb, Winona LaDuke and Matt Krogh

Bold Alliance president Jane Kleeb participated in a Webinar on oil trains and pipelines during the Trump Administration, along with Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth, and STAND’s Matt Krogh. For many of us dealing with the oil industry, our neighbors and friends are asking us the same question: “Well, if you oppose pipelines, do you […]
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Bold Alliance Hires Carolyn Reilly to Organize Pipeline Fighters in Virginia and West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 10, 2017 Contact: Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance, 402-705-3622, Carolyn Reilly, Bold Alliance, 540-488-4358, Bold Alliance Hires Carolyn Reilly to Organize Pipeline Fighters in Virginia and West Virginia Reilly to organize fellow landowners to resist the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines Rocky Mount, Virginia — Bold Alliance […]
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PETITION—Tell the Army Corps: Conduct a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the section of the Dakota Access pipeline near Lake Oahe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and reservation in North Dakota. [1] While we are thrilled that the Army Corps of Engineers appears […]
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Bold’s Jane Kleeb Discusses Keystone XL on Canada’s CBC TV “Power & Politics”

Bold Alliance president Jane Kleeb appeared on Canadian network CBC’s “Power & Politics” program on Jan. 24 to discuss President Trump’s action aimed at fast-tracking the Keystone XL pipeline. WATCH: Jane Kleeb on the 35 permanent jobs that would be created from Keystone XL, and the varied risks of transporting oil by pipeline vs. rail. […]
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Bold’s Jane Kleeb on MSNBC to Discuss Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access

Bold Alliance president Jane Kleeb appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to discuss President Trump’s signing of Executive Orders that aim to fast-track completion of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Read Bold Nebraska’s statement on Keystone XL here. Read Bold Iowa’s statement on Dakota Access here. WATCH: Bold’s Jane Kleeb discusses Keystone […]
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Bold Alliance Responds to Trump Action on Keystone XL

The President can do two things to remove certain obstacles to the permitting of the the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline, if TransCanada reapplies. First, he can rescind Executive Order 11423 governing transboundary pipelines, eliminating the need for a National Interest Determination and review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Even without that step, second […]
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Tiny Solar Barns for Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Bold Alliance launched a fundraiser to build Tiny Solar Barns to shelter Water Protectors at Standing Rock who are holding the line against the Dakota Access pipeline. (Thank you to all who donated! Scroll down to see the donor thank-you signs.) Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first of the structures were delivered, insulated, and solar installed. “Everybody […]
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Bold Alliance Joins 173 Groups in Letter Opposing Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

Mark Hefflinger
Today, Bold Alliance joined 173 environmental and citizens’ groups in a joint letter urging all U.S. Senators to reject Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. (View the full letter below.) Pruitt, the former Oklahoma Attorney General, has actively worked against the mission of the EPA he has been nominated to lead — […]
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Community and Conservation Groups Blast FERC Findings on Fracked-Gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

America’s next big pipeline fight is emerging in the mountain towns and farming communities of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. With the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) poised to rubber-stamp Dominion Resources’ proposed $5 billion fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, landowners, community leaders and their allies are taking inspiration from the water protectors at Standing Rock […]
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