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Opponents plan to put solar panels in pipeline pathwayTell North Platte what you think

Keystone XL opponents are planning to build solar panels in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

According to a newsletter circulated Tuesday among the Bold Nebraska advocacy group, $26,000 has been raised toward a $50,000 goal and the first solar array will be installed by Aug. 1.

The solar panels will be on private property owned by the Carlson family, the newsletter said.

Landowners Jim and Chris Carlson turned down repeated offers from TransCanada (the company installing the pipeline), including an offer of $307,000 for the rights to build Keystone XL across their Nebraska farm.

Jim Carlson reportedly told the company, “My land is worth more to me and my family than any amount of money they could offer.”

Pipeline opponents call their effort “Solar XL,” a play on the words, Keystone XL.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/18/2017
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