Author Archives: Ed Fallon

Report: Bold Iowa #NoDAPL Day of Direct Action – Feb. 22, 2017

> Click here to donate to support Bold Iowa’s work < On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Bold Iowa organized a statewide #NoDAPL Day of Direct Action, which included events in 10 cities aimed at raising awareness and engaging in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. Actions included rallies at the offices of elected officials Rep. Steve King and Rep. David Young, and a sit-in at Gov. Branstad’s office that resulted in four arrests for nonviolent civil disobedience. Bold Action Teams also occupied Continue reading →

Bold Action Teams (BATs) to Occupy Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Action Teams (BATs) to Occupy Offices In at least 10 cities, teams of Iowa pipeline fighters, some risking arrest, will occupy offices of politicians and banks that have supported the Dakota Access pipeline  Des Moines, IA — On Wednesday, Feb. 22 throughout the day during business hours, Bold Action Teams (BATs) will mobilize for a DAPL Day of Direct Action across Iowa, targeting officials and businesses that have aided and abetted construction of Continue reading →

Bold to Monitor Dakota Access Pipeline Work in Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 17, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa, Landowners To Monitor Spring Pipeline Work When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring, Iowa farmers and landowners will be watching Des Moines — When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Cherokee counties, Bold Iowa supporters, farmers and landowners will be watching to make sure the work is done correctly. “There were way too many problems last year, with soil being Continue reading →

Bold Stands With Landowners in Next Court Battle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10:00 a.m. CT, Thursday, February 16, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Stands With Landowners in Next Court Battle Group supports landowners bringing eminent domain fight to Iowa Supreme Court Des Moines, IA — In response to the ruling yesterday by Polk County District Judge Jeffrey Farrell, Bold Iowa expressed continued solidarity with farmers and landowners who are fighting the state of Iowa over having their land taken through eminent domain for the Dakota Access pipeline. “Given that the Iowa Continue reading →

DAPL Contractor Reaches Out

Recently, Heather Pearson was contacted by a former DAPL contractor, who said to her: “I have the highest respect for what you and others are doing to protect the environment. Truth be told, I really had no idea about the concerns involving the pipeline, or knew much about it at all. Boy, was I in for a shock! “Regarding Dakota Access, I’ve never had a position working for such a morally bankrupt entity. I struggled with it everyday. You always hear about corruption in large Continue reading →

Day of Direct Action Against DAPL

Dear Friends, As we claw our way through the gut-punch gauntlet of President Trump’s funhouse, it’s easy to want to just quit, give up, “crawl into solitude” as one dismayed friend told me this week. Don’t! That’s just what Trump wants. In David Frum’s excellent article for The Atlantic, “How to Build an Autocracy,” he writes: “Trump and his team count on one thing above all others: public indifference. . . . What happens in the next four years will depend heavily on whether Trump is right or wrong Continue reading →

PRESS RELEASE: Army Corps Pipeline Analysis Must Include Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 19 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Army Corps Pipeline Analysis Must Include Iowa Environmental Impact Statement Should Not Be Limited to North Dakota Des Moines — In response to the Army Corps of Engineers announcement of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (IES) in connection with the Dakota Access pipeline, Bold Iowa called on Iowans to write the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that the Corps’ EIS consider the pipeline’s impact on Iowa’s land and Continue reading →

Florida Farmers Robbed Through Eminent Domain for Sabal Trail Pipeline

(Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon recently visited with water protectors, environmentalists and others fighting the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida.) “Water is Life!” A cry started in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline has become a national rallying cry in the growing movement to beat-back Big Oil. Pipeline fights across the country have now brought the reality of the essential importance of water home to millions of Americans. More and more are jumping on board, working to protect water, land, property rights and our climate from the Continue reading →

Dec. 15 Court Hearing to Highlight Eminent Domain Issue for Dakota Access

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline has morphed into a conflict bigger than anyone ever imagined. Sure, it’s a critical element of the growing movement to push back against climate change. But it also has become a pivotal issue on two related fronts: (1) The rights of Native communities, and (2) The rights of farmers and other property owners subject to the eminent domain. Thursday, December 15 marks a significant event in the struggle to protect Iowa landowner rights. It’s important for those of Continue reading →

Iowans Rally and March With Landowners Fighting Eminent Domain for Pipeline

Learn more about this Thursday’s action in today’s press release… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 13, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Fighters to Rally and March After Court Hearing for Landowners Fighting Eminent Domain Des Moines — Bold Iowa and coalition partners will stand in court on Thursday in Des Moines alongside Iowa farmers and landowners still engaged in a legal fight challenging the granting of eminent domain authority to seize their land against their will for the Dakota Access pipeline. After the court Continue reading →