Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow
To highlight the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court filed by the Iowa Sierra Club and landowners living along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline over the misuse of eminent domain, Bold Iowa announced a “Roadshow” of community forums for cities across Iowa. The first will be in Montezuma on April 21 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Montezuma Public Library, 500 E Main.
“These community forums provide an overview of the eminent domain lawsuit,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “We also hear from landowners about how the Dakota Access Pipeline has affected them and their land. Our Native allies share their perspective and we hear from Iowans pushing back against eminent domain for wind transmission lines, airports, lakes, and other types of private development.”
Attendees also view the new film produced by Ralph King of Hawkview Productions, Crossing the Divide, shot last spring as the Climate Justice Unity March walked 85 miles from Little Creek Camp to Des Moines. “The film shows how working for change happens when people across the political spectrum come together,” said Fallon. “With the Sierra Club and Iowa farmers teamed up on this lawsuit, there’s real hope that they’ll be successful.”
Bold Iowa builds broad rural-urban coalitions to fight climate change, prevent eminent domain abuse, protect Iowa’s land, air, and water, and promote non-industrial renewable resources.