Once again, TransCanada's representatives (i.e., "our" Nebraska state legislators) are hard at work at the Capitol to push legislation through (LB1161) to help their beloved foreign oil company get exactly what it wants.
Never mind all the evidence that this dirty oil won't help our current gas prices go down nor will the pipeline provide jobs in the inflated numbers TransCanada has claimed.
Citizens should take a look at what this bill will do (hint, it will cost you, the taxpayer, $2 million for a new study, and this is only one facet of this ominous bill). Why won't our representatives start working for the people they are supposed to represent and start protecting the resources of Nebraska? Perhaps they are helpless as they fall into formation behind TransCanada's Pied Piper -- Rep. Lee Terry.
Shelly Clark Geiser, Omaha