Pipeline opponents praise IUB decision on insurance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 or cnobiss@gmail.com Pipeline opponents praise IUB decision on insurance Ruling clarifies DAPL must have $25 million for possible oil spill in Iowa Des Moines, Iowa —  In a decision favoring petitions filed by the Northwest Iowa Landowners Association (NILA) and the Iowa Sierra Club, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) ruled yesterday that, “Dakota Access, LLC, shall file information describing how it Continue reading →

IUB ruling on DAPL liability (Oct 16, 2018)

STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE UTILITIES BOARD IN RE: DAKOTA ACCESS, LLC DOCKET NO. HLP-2014-0001 ORDER REGARDING INSURANCE POLICIES (Issued October 16, 2018) PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND On March 10, 2016, the Utilities Board (Board) issued its “Final Decision and Order” in this docket, granting a hazardous liquid pipeline permit to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access), pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 479B. Among other conditions, the order required Dakota Access to maintain at least $25,000,000 in general liability insurance at all times while the pipeline is Continue reading →

Call to action to stop another pipeline across Iowa!

In a world where it seems that most news is bad news, I’m sorry to have to pile on. But it’s better to know the truth than to live in denial — and if the truth doesn’t always set you free, it at least let’s you know what you’re up against and gives you a fighting chance to push back. So, here’s the bad news: Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is planning to lay a second pipeline across Iowa! Last week, I received an anonymous call Continue reading →

ALERT: Second DAPL line in the works!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 and ed@boldiowa.com or Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 and cnobiss@gmail.com. Inside source indicates second oil pipeline planned for Iowa Credible source within oil industry says twinning of DAPL in the works Des Moines, Iowa —  Bold Iowa’s director, Ed Fallon, revealed today that, over the past week, he has had extensive contact with a highly credible source within the oil industry who informed him that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) intends to build a Continue reading →

First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March: Day 1

Dear Friends, After a stormy night, marchers carpooled to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) for a press conference to announce the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March. Though the IUB was closed, we know board members are paying attention. It’s important for them to hear that they made the wrong decision when granting the authority to use eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Most Iowans agree. Iowa law agrees. Soon, we’ll see whether the Iowa Supreme Court agrees. Blessings by Ako Abdul-Samad Continue reading →

Jeff Kisling’s Blogs

Jeff Kisling, one of the marchers on the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March worked tirelessly to post a cornucopia of pictures and remembrances of the march in his blogs: The Journey Begins First night First day of the march Second day of the march begins Second day of the march Lee Tesdell on Agriculture Third day of the march begins Fourth day begins Fourth day ends Fifth day begins Sixth day The real sixth day Seventh day On the last leg of the March Giving Thanks Last day of the March

Many steps. One journey.

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/09/many-steps-one-journey/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, September 9, 2018 Excerpt: by Hans Madsen, Reporter/Photographer Many steps. One journey. To raise awareness, First Nation walkers traveled eight days on foot to get to their destination, Fort Dodge Jeff Kisling, of Indianola, didn’t count the exact number of steps he took during the First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March on the 94 miles between Des Moines and downtown Fort Dodge. Instead, Saturday found him sitting on a bench in front of the Continue reading →

A rainy start to the March

Dear Friends, Over the past three days, we’ve marched from Des Moines to Ames — slogging through thirty-two miles of the wettest, stormiest September the Iowans on the March have ever witnessed. It’s been an intense experience. Yet our unity of purpose in this historic fight keeps us going. Beyond the weather, another challenge is that we still need to raise thousands of dollars to finance this March! Thank you to all who’ve donated. If you haven’t, please take a few minutes to help. Click here Continue reading →

Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access

Link to original article: https://qctimes.com/news/national/protesters-begin–mile-march-against-dakota-access/article_dbb519a2-8765-5aa0-8b87-98e596916eeb.html Covered by Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, September 3, 2018 Excerpt: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the march to show unity against the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline. Protesters plan to walk 10-15 miles (16-24 kilometers) a day, completing the march Saturday Continue reading →

These Iowans are walking nearly 100 miles to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/09/01/group-march-100-miles-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/1173974002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, September 1, 2018 Excerpt: by Ian Richardson Walking sticks in hand and raincoats wrapped around their waists, about two dozen people embarked Saturday on an eight-day trek that will take them nearly 100 miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge. The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March, organized by the environmental advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa, is said by organizers to be show of unity by opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. “It could lead to Continue reading →