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.
Pipeline Fighters and the "Cowboy & Indian Alliance" of farmers, ranchers and Tribal Nations that formed to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in 2014 to plant the first Ponca sacred corn "Seeds of Resistance" in the path of the proposed pipeline, and in the spring of 2017 will plant the fourth consecutive crop on the Tanderup Farm near Neligh, NE. In 2016, Bold and the "CIA" also traveled to Virginia and W. Virginia to plant "Seeds of Resistance" with landowners fighting the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines.