Author Archives: Mark Hefflinger

“Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Rally in Iowa on Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 7, 2017 Contact: Kelly Quinn, krb.quinn@gmail.com or (515) 657-0179 Shelley Buffalo, buffaloshelley@gmail.com or (319) 333-2844 Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, ed@boldiowa.org or (515) 238-6404 “Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Iowa Rally  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for solidarity as they march in prayer in Washington Des Moines  — On Friday, March 10 at 12:00 noon, members of the Meskwaki Nation and their Iowa allies will rally on the west side of the Iowa State Capitol building in solidarity with the Native Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Army Corps of Engineers Unprecedented Order Canceling Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 7, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa, 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Army Corps of Engineers Unprecedented Order Canceling Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline Bold Alliance has so far collected 10,000+ comments from citizens opposed to pipeline for inclusion in Army Corps’ Environmental Impact Statement Des Moines — Citing President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum from Jan. 24 that aimed to fast-track completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Feb. 7 in an unprecedented action that Continue reading →

Feb. 22: DAPL Day of Direct Action

  On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Bold Action Teams (BATs) will mobilize for direct action across Iowa, targeting officials and businesses that have aided and abetted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. WHY: The Dakota Access pipeline isn’t finished. Politicians, public officials and businesses who’ve supported it need to hear that the pipeline is wrong for Iowa and wrong for our planet. THE PLAN: * Take Wednesday the 22nd off from work (yes, we know not everyone can). * Sign up on the form below to Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline  Landowners’ lawsuit challenging use of eminent domain in Iowa still pending    Des Moines — Bold Iowa criticized in the strongest possible terms the action taken today by President Trump to expedite construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re not surprised, nor are we intimidated,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “First of all, there are landowners’ court challenges to eminent domain still waiting to Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline Landowners’ lawsuit challenging use of eminent domain in Iowa still pending Des Moines — Bold Iowa criticized in the strongest possible terms the action taken today by President Trump to expedite construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re not surprised, nor are we intimidated,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “First of all, there are landowners’ court challenges to eminent domain Continue reading →

Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Conduct a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access That Includes Iowa

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the section of the Dakota Access pipeline near Lake Oahe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and reservation in North Dakota. [1] While we are thrilled that President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers are listening to Indigenous nations and Americans across the country who have raised concerns about the Dakota Access pipeline — it’s not enough simply to examine the pipeline’s Continue reading →

Support Bold action to stop Trump, Keystone XL and Dakota Access

While many of us are looking forward to putting 2016 behind us, we here at Bold are reflecting on what was an amazing year of growth for us — and gearing up for big battles to come in 2017. In 2016, the Bold Alliance launched nationwide, expanding on Bold Nebraska’s successful organizing model of unlikely alliances protecting the land and water. We grew our team from three to eight Bold staff members in Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Bold worked with union and progressive partners Continue reading →

Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access Landowners on pipeline route challenging eminent domain authority; Sierra Club Iowa Chapter challenging Iowa Utilities Board decision on eminent domain Des Moines — Bold Iowa and coalition partners today stood in court with Iowa farmers and landowners who are challenging the granting of eminent domain authority to seize their land against Continue reading →

Sign the Petition: Stop Eminent Domain Abuse

Many Iowa farmers and landowners in the path of the Dakota Access “Bakken” Pipeline have been forced to surrender their land against their will for the pipeline, because of the abuse of “eminent domain” law by the state of Iowa. The law of eminent domain was originally intended to enable the construction of large projects that promote the “public good” — think interstate highways, railroads, and schools. But now eminent domain is being abused for corporate greed by Big Oil in Iowa and across the Continue reading →

Bold Iowa to Host Community Meetings on Dakota Access Pipeline in Advance of Dec. 15 Landowners’ Hearing on Eminent Domain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 6, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa to Host Community Meetings on Dakota Access Pipeline in Advance of Dec. 15 Landowners’ Hearing on Eminent Domain  Dec. 10 meetings in Grinnell, Newton and Storm Lake will update supporters on Iowa farmers fighting eminent domain seizure of their land for private profit pipeline Des Moines — Bold Iowa will host a series of community meetings on Dec. 10 to provide an update on the Iowa farmers and landowners still Continue reading →