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Second Nebraska family installs solar in path of Keystone XL

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Staff Writer | September 20, 2017
The Solar XL project completed the second installation of solar panels with Nebraska landowners in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on the family land of Diana and Byron Stix Steskal that they named Prairierose Farm, near Atkinson, Ne.
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Energy   Rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline
The family partnered with Solar XL project sponsors Bold Nebraska,, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, and Oil Change International to put renewable energy directly in the pipeline’s path.

Solar XL underscores the need to center solutions to climate change while rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and resisting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

The Solar XL panels, which have now been installed in three locations along the pipeline route, serve not only as a form of clean energy, but as a symbol of the urgent need for a just transition away from fossil fuels toward a 100% renewable energy economy.

The panels will help power the homes of Nebraskans resisting Keystone XL, and were installed by the family-owned rural solar business, North Star Solar Bears, run by Jim Knopik.