Anti-Pipeline March in Washington, D.C.

By: Kristin Bauer Email
By: Kristin Bauer Email

Tens of thousands of people showed up for the rally Sunday, but they'll have to wait for a final decision about a cause that is close to the hearts of many Nebraska farmers.

Susan Luebbe is back home now, but is one of the four Nebraskans that found herself in handcuffs earlier this week.

She is part of a group of Nebraska Landowners that traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this week.

The group tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. They're worried about the current route, saying it would carry "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming.

Their stay in Washington concluded Sunday with a rally.

"We want to move forward on the battle against climate change. If we can get better renewable energy sources that don't contaminate the atmosphere and all the carbon omission is really what I've been fighting it all for," Luebbe commented.

On January 22, Governor Dave Heineman approved the revised route for the pipeline. Right now, the decision is in the hands of the U.S. State Department, but President Obama will have the final say.

Luebbe says after speaking with the State Department this week, she thinks a final decision will be made by early next year.


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