Save the date to march with us

Dear Friends, Often when there’s a crisis, people respond by traveling great distances on foot. Marches often transform the participants, and have changed my life, too. (Stay tuned for the upcoming release of my first book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim.) Most important, marches change history. Consider: The Women’s Suffrage March Gandhi’s Salt March The 1965 March for Voting Rights The 1986 Great Peace March, which mobilized support for a nuclear test ban and citizen diplomacy between Americans and Russians From September 1 – 8, fifty people Continue reading →

Two tales of the pipeline

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/05/two-tales-of-the-pipeline/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, May 23, 2018 Some of the landowners in this article have spoken or will speak at Bold Iowa’s “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow, which educates about the landowner lawsuit going to the Iowa Supreme Court. Excerpt: One negotiated a deal; another fought Dakota Access over right of way; their experiences could hardly be more different Some landowners along the route of an oil pipeline installed in 2016 claim the work left their soil compacted Continue reading →

Of Mud and Oil: The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Struggle to Repair the Farmland

Link to original article: http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_dea926ae-5572-11e8-8e3a-fb424a91e7f0.html Covered by Iowa State Daily, Ames, Iowa, May 11, 2018 Some of the landowners in this article have spoken or will speak at Bold Iowa’s “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow.   Excerpt: LaVerne Johnson popped a Lifesaver mint into his mouth and motioned out in the direction of the field outside his house. “I want to tell you how brazen these people are,” he said. Johnson’s wrinkled face grew serious as he paused. “These sons-of-bitches don’t have any care at all. Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow – Cedar Rapids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 3, 2018 EVENT DATE / TIME: Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsor: Green Iowa AmeriCorps / Second Tuesday Movie Night Location: Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue,       201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com   Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org 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 Continue reading →

Wells Fargo under fire

Dear Friends, Actions have consequences. That’s a lesson each of us learned as kids — hopefully. Now it’s Wells Fargo’s turn to learn about consequences for a string of transgressions that make anything most of us did as kids look, well, like child’s play. – Wells Fargo continues to finance the Dakota Access Pipeline and other Energy Transfer Partner fossil fuel projects. – Wells Fargo also finances private prisons, the NRA, and other industries coming under intense public scrutiny. – Wells Fargo has been “accused Continue reading →

“Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow to come to Grinnell’s Drake Community Library, May 12th

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 EVENT DATE / TIME: Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Grinnell, IA 50112 Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow to come to Grinnell’s Drake Community Library, May 12th Bold Iowa and its partners are bringing a community forum to many towns across Iowa this summer. The first event was held in Montezuma on April 21, at the Public Library, and the third Continue reading →

Stop Eminent Domain Abuse Roadshow Starts in Montezuma

Bold Iowa and its partners are bringing a community forum to many towns across Iowa this summer.  The first event was held in Montezuma, Iowa, on April 21, at the Montezuma Public Library. The community forum highlights two items. First, educational insight about the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court, filed by landowners along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Iowa Sierra Club. For detail on the case, see Supreme Court No. 17-0423. Second, view “Crossing the Divide”, a documentary Continue reading →

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs “sabotage” bill into law

Link to original article: www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/gov-kim-reynolds-signs-sabotage-bill-into-law-20180417 Coverage by The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 17, 2018 Any person who intentionally damages or tries to damage infrastructure deemed critical to the safety and economic well-being of Iowans could face a criminal charge carrying a 25-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000effective July 1 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The bill, Senate File 2235, which was among 11 measures that won gubernatorial approval, would pertain to acts of sabotage committed Continue reading →

Stop Eminent Domain Abuse Roadshow

(Ed Fallon’s Weekly Blog) Every time someone says to me, “Too bad we weren’t able to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline,” I say, “Not so fast!” This week, federal judge James Boasberg ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers’ authorization of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation “did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice.” (Check out the story here.) This is significant. The federal court is expected to rule soon whether oil will continue to Continue reading →