York, Neb.-- Meghan Hammond's family, the Harringtons, have owned farm land northwest of York, Neb., for five generations.
But, their land may see big changes in the future, as the Keystone XL Pipeline's projected route passes directly through their property.
In response, the Harringtons, in conjunction with the anti-pipeline group Bold Nebraska, are building a barn where the pipeline could be built in the future.
"We thought it was a brilliant idea that it represents how our family is thinking," Hammond said, "that we believe in green energy and that we can do better."
The barn will also be completely sustainable, according to opponents.
"This barn will not only have solar energy," Jane Kleeb, of Bold Nebraska, said, "it will have a wind turbine as well, so it will be powered 100% by renewable energy."
Supporters of the pipeline, however, say raising this barn is little more than a stunt, and that it detracts from the pipeline's potential.
"[Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence] support solar, we support wind, we support bio-energy," Barry Rubin, a spokesperson for the NJEI, said.
"But, we also support logical, sensible sources of fossil fuels like this."
Rubin said years of research have been spent on the pipeline, and that the research suggests it's best for the state, and that most of the people support it.
"It's abundantly clear that this pipeline is in our nation's interest," Rubin said.
But, opponents stand their ground and say it's the people whose land the pipeline runs through that will be affected most if the pipeline is built.
They also said raising this barn gives them hope for the future.
"It makes me feel optimistic," Hammond said, "that we have a good chance of getting the outcome that we'd like to see."