Author Archives: Shari Hrdina

Anti-DAPL protestors to march through Story, Boone counties next month

Link to original article: http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180823/anti-dapl-protestors-to-march-through-story-boone-counties-next-month Covered by Ames Tribune, Ames, Iowa, August 23, 2018 Excerpt: By Dan Mika, Staff Writer Climate activists announced a march from Des Moines to Fort Dodge next month to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline at Erickson Public Library Thursday morning. The weeklong march, organized by anti-Dakota Access activist group Bold Iowa, is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 outside the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) office and will pass through Ankeny, Huxley, Ames and Boone to end Sept. 8 in Fort Dodge. Continue reading →

Use of eminent domain for pipeline still questioned

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/08/use-of-eminent-domain-for-pipeline-still-questioned/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, August 22, 2018 Excerpt: Landowners, environmentalists will march before Supreme Court hearing with stops in Pilot Mound, Dayton, Otho and Fort Dodge by Joe Sutter Landowners who tried unsuccessfully to keep an oil pipeline from being built through their land will get their day before the Iowa Supreme Court in September. Nine landowners are named in the suit, and claim eminent domain shouldn’t have been used to take their land for use by the Continue reading →

A year later, still no federal charges against ‘saboteurs’ of Dakota Access Pipeline. Why?

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/23/dakota-access-pipeline-iowa-sabotage-no-federal-charges-jessica-reznicek-ruby-montoya/801287002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, July 23, 2018 Excerpt: by William Petroski It’s been one year since two Iowa environmental activists claimed responsibility for deliberately causing millions of dollars in damage to the Dakota Access Pipeline project, but federal prosecutors haven’t filed charges against them. The activists — Jessica Reznicek, 36, and Ruby Montoya, 28 — have gone into hiding. The lack of federal prosecution has some Iowans wondering whether charges will ever be filed. “As Continue reading →

Penalties increased for future pipeline ‘sabotage’ in Iowa

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/23/iowa-lawmakers-enact-tough-penalties-future-pipeline-sabotage-access-pipeline-standing-rock-native/805866002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, July 23, 2018 Excerpt: by William Petroski Criminal sabotage of Iowa pipelines, telecommunications facilities, water treatment plants and other critical infrastructure could result in long prison sentences and large fines under a new state law approved by the Iowa Legislature in its 2018 session. The measure was drafted by state homeland security officials in the wake of millions of dollars in damage that protesters inflicted on Iowa sections of the Dakota Access Continue reading →

Advocates search for oil spill info

Link to original article: http://www.nwestiowa.com/news/advocates-search-for-oil-spill-info/article_5fc72796-8c68-11e8-9df1-ef2d89818d57.html Covered by The N’West Iowa REVIEW, Sheldon, Iowa, July 21, 2018 Excerpt: By Lana Bradstream DOON—There are no protesters, but that does not mean people do not care about the oil spill near Doon. Three Iowa environmental advocates — Bold Iowa members Ed Fallon and Christine Nobiss of Des Moines and David Thoreson of the Iowa Great Lakes — traveled to Doon and Rock Rapids on Tuesday to inquire about and investigate the June 22 BNSF Railway derailment, which resulted in Continue reading →

Bold Iowa assesses impact of oil spill

Link to original article: http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Bold-Iowa-assesses-impact-of-oil-spill-488454851.html Covered by KSFY Television, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 17, 2018 Excerpt:   DOON, Iowa (KSFY) – A local environmental group is mobilizing to help landowners impacted by last month’s train derailment and oil spill in Doon, Iowa. Bold Iowa builds alliances to fight climate change and protect the state’s soil, air and water. Organizers met with landowners, engineers and county leaders Tuesday to get a better assessment of the situation and the environmental impacts. Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon saif they need Continue reading →

Marcher blogs and social media links

Follow the marchers’ experiences while they are on the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March! Christine Lehman-Engledow Profile Facebook Christine Lehman-Engledow Christine Nobiss Profile Facebook  Seeding Sovereignty, Christine Nobiss, Indigenous Iowa Instagram @SeedingSovereignty David Houston Profile Facebook David Houston Website Homes4MyPeeps David Thoreson Profile Facebook David Thoreson Twitter @bluewaternews Instagram @DavidThoreson Debbie Griffin Profile Facebook Downtown Disciples Twitter @DTDisciplesDSM Instagram @DTDisciplesDSM Ed Fallon Profile Blog Fallon Forum Talk show The Fallon Forum airs Mondays from 11:00 a.m.-Noon and is available afterward as a podcast. Facebook Ed Fallon, Fallon Forum Continue reading →

Miriam Kashia

Donate to Miriam here. Why I’m marching: I’m marching because the nations of the world, except this one, agree that we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. I’m also marching because of the illegal use of eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Oil may be flowing through Iowa, but it ain’t over ’til it’s over, and you don’t lose ’til you quit. We’re not quitting. At age 75, I can march, so I must. About me: After I retired as a Continue reading →

Fred Kirschenmann

Donate to Fred here. Why I’m marching: I’m joining this march because I believe we all need to make our voices heard to support the kind of changes that our planet needs, and choosing “voices” that we believe can make a difference. I have decided that joining with others who feel sufficiently compelled to speak out to commit to a long walk together, where others can see us, and therefore perhaps begin to realize how important it is to us and our grandchildren to speak Continue reading →

Packing list for First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

We have a video here and a list below to help you pack for the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March. Everything you bring for the march must fit into two duffel bags or suitcases and one small backpack or satchel to carry while you walk.  You may consider borrowing items or finding sponsors for some of your gear. IMPORTANT: Please label your bags and all individual items Leave valuables (including cars and pets) as well as breakable items at home. NOTE: Use your discretion Continue reading →