We shouldn’t reserve our critiques only for the Governor on this issue: Senator Mike Johanns also fails to give his constituents his scientific basis for wanting to move the Keystone XL route. He disagrees. Great. Why, and based on what study?
The OWH, and Paul Hammel in this case, never fail to amaze us in their too obvious bias on issues.
Two law firms hired by Trans-Canada — including one of the world’s largest, Sidley Austin, based in New York City — have issued opinions in that vein. They said that the federal government, not the state, has power over pipeline regulation and that Nebraska risks billions of dollars in legal damages.
Meanwhile, two prominent Nebraska attorneys hired by environmental groups have said the state has little risk of an expensive court judgment. Alan Peterson and Dave Domina have said the state has the power to influence pipeline routes and should act now, before the State Department rules.
Really Paul? Did you go to journalism school for that? Were your editors holding a yard stick aimed at your typing fingers?
Note that yes, TC hired lawyers — and the other one was prominent Omaha firm McGrath North. Three McGrath lawyers wrote a separate, very clear and persuasive opinion on the matter. Give them a little love Paul?
In the mean time, sure Domina is a fine plaintiff’s attorney and all that, but how about noting Peterson’s background on that little Boyd County matter a few years ago? That’s an interesting journey to “prominence”, no?
Nice blog post there.
Oh, and nice final line from Jane Kleeb in that piece:
“This is not about politics for me, it’s about protection of our state and our landowners.”
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight Jane. No politics from you.
Now don’t you have some Beanie Babie pumpikns to pass out that say, “Organic Bananas, not Oil from Canada(s)!”
More chuckling by us as the ED of the Democrat Senatorial Committee, Guy Cecil, literally shrugged his shoulders at the suggestion that Ben Nelson may not run for re-election next year:
“He has said he’ll announce after Christmas. I’m going to let him announce after Christmas.”
You hear that Senator? Cecil is going to let you wait until Christmas! In the mean time, he will keep pouring cash into Nebraska for your campaign in the hope he can guilt you into running.
Wonder what he will let you do next?
And you can note and read for yourself how the Unicameral Democrats did an end run around the regular Committee procedures to try to get an Electoral Vote for Barack Obama.
Don’t they know that Rachel Maddow and Ed Rendell think that they are racist and unconstitutional for not supporting Winner Take All?
Finally some football weather, eh? Goooo Huskers and beat those nasty Chicagoans!
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Thanks and have a weekend!