20 Sep '11, 8am

Huskers fans boo Keystone XL pipeline sponsorship at game, forcing university to terminate sponsorship. Bravo NE fans!

Huskers fans boo Keystone XL pipeline sponsorship at game, forcing university to terminate sponsorship. Bravo NE fans!

Photo: Steve White Cross-posted from Midwest Energy News . Increasingly, the focus on the Keystone XL debate is shifting from Washington, D.C. to Lincoln, Neb. Despite the arrests of more than 1,000 protesters in front of the White House, and a letter from the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and others opposing the pipeline, a greater impact is likely to come from another group of constituents: Nebraska football fans. A story last week in the Lincoln Journal Star described fans at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium booing as a TransCanada-sponsored "Husker Pipeline" video played on the big screen. The outcry prompted University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Director Tom Osborne to end the sponsorship agreement. To be clear, Osborne wasn't taking a position on the pipeline itself, he was merely acting on a policy to "avoid ads of a political nature" inside the stadium. "The athletic depa...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-09-20-could-nebraska-stop-k...

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