Bold’s goal is to end the practice of using eminent domain for private gain to take landowners' property against their wishes for pipelines. Big Oil and Big Gas corporations are abusing the power of eminent domain to build pipelines — mostly for export — that risk our land, water and climate.
Local activists in communities across the country can utilize the lessons we learned as a resource and inspiration to create actions in their own fights similar to what helped us in Nebraska achieve an historic victory over Big Oil, where Keystone XL was rejected (twice).
Bold Nebraska supports solar and wind companies that bring tax revenue, jobs, and annual landowner easement payments to our communities. Nebraska is ranked third in the country for wind energy development potential; with this ability comes an added responsibility to protect property rights and wildlife.
In the summer of 2016, members of the Cowboy & Indian Alliance traveled to meet landowners and Tribal Nations in Virginia and West Virginia and plant "Seeds of Resistance" Ponca sacred corn on land that lies in the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines. The harvest of this year's crop of Seeds of Resistance corn will take place during October.