Report from our board chair: Keystone XL pipeline hearing in Grand Island, NE

Dakota Rural Action

From Paul Seamans, DRA Board Chair and landowner crossed by the Keystone XL pipeline:

I just wanted to give you a little run down of my trip. I got there around 4:00 pm, got a room and got my bearings. The roads were mostly good all the way (it was 300 miles to Grand Island). I then went back north about 60 miles to a farm east of Fullerton where there was a pre-testimony rally and BBQ. I think this was mainly social where everyone visited and probably got a little psyched up. Near the end of the meeting everyone was asked to go outside on a grassy area, form about 3 concentric circles, hold hands, and a diverse group of about 8 people said prayers. There were 200-250 people at the BBQ.

[The next morning] I got to the fairground area about 9:00 a.m. and went to an indoor area…

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