THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

Oil Pipeline And Husker Football Don't Mix

University of Nebraska footballYesterday, the University of Nebraska severed ties with TransCanada after a massive outcry from Husker football fans upset that the developer of the Keystone Pipeline was running ads on the video screen at Memorial Stadium. Athletic Director Tom Osborne said that University of Nebraska athletic events are designed to "entertain and unify our fan base" — not be "divisive." Divisive would be one word to describe the Keystone XL pipeline, which aims to transport dirty tar sands oil from Canada down to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Another word to describe the project would be just plain "wrong". We stand with Nebraska and ALL those opposed to TransCanada's sponsorships and their plans to build a pipeline across North America, which is a catastrophic threat to our communities, our climate, and our planet.

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