Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline hope to block the project's proposed route with crowdfunded solar panels, according to a press release.
Alongside national environmental groups, Bold Nebraska aims to raise $50,000 for the first stage of solar panel installation — known as "Solar XL" — along the pipeline's proposed route through an online fundraising campaign launched Saturday.
The campaign's proponents say the solar panels will act as alternative source of energy to fossil fuels, while also symbolizing "job creation and job growth in renewable energy."
The "Solar XL" plan comes just a month before the Nebraska Public Service Commission is set to review the Keystone XL pipeline in one of the last legal hurdles TransCanada faces before going ahead with construction.
Pipeline opponents will march in protest Aug. 6, the day before the hearings, to urge commissioners to reject the Keystone XL pipeline's permit.
The proposed pipeline would move nearly 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska for export.