Donate to Build Tiny Solar Barns to Stop Dakota Access

Winter is coming… and Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter. Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping.  Click here to make a Continue reading →

Vote for Bold to Get a Funding Boost From CREDO

Bold Alliance has been selected as one of three nonprofits to receive a grant from our friends at CREDO Mobile this month. CREDO Donations is giving away more than $150,000, but the amount that Bold receives depends on YOU. They divide up the money depending on the number of votes that Bold receives from our supporters like you. Click here to Vote for Bold! The money raised from CREDO will help fund Bold Alliance’s current organizing to stop the Dakota Access “Bakken” pipeline that is abusing Continue reading →

Iowa Landowners Document Construction Violations by Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon has been meeting with, working with and advocating for landowners living along the Dakota Access pipeline route in Iowa for the past 18 months. Below is some documentation of their stories of construction violations and eminent domain abuse. Join our nonviolent direct actions to stop construction on the pipeline: Sign the Dakota Access “Bakken” Pipeline Pledge of Resistance Cyndy Coppola | Calhoun County, IA Cyndy’s farm has been in her family for generations. (Her grandfather was four-time national cornhusking champion!) Continue reading →

Bold Iowa NoDAPL Camp

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our nonviolent direct action on Saturday, Oct. 29. Dakota Access pipeline construction accelerated rapidly on Shirley’s property after our #FarmerDefenseCamp was set up last week, and is now wrapping up. In accordance with Shirley’s wishes, we have broken down the campsite on her land, and thank her for graciously hosting us during the busy harvest time.   WATCH: The Des Moines Register visits the #FarmersDefenseCamp:  At the invitation of a Calhoun County farmer whose land is being torn Continue reading →

Sign the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance

The potential trigger for our Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance is if work begins in earnest on the Bakken Pipeline across Iowa, which became a reality on Monday, June 6 when the Iowa Utilities Board voted 2-1 to authorize construction. (1) Our first action under the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a peaceful nonviolent action training in Pilot Mound beginning at 9 a.m., and an action from approx. 1-4 p.m. at an undisclosed location.  You can pledge to Continue reading →

Tell Iowa Atty. General Tom Miller: Investigate Exxon’s Climate Fraud

Bold Iowa and Iowa 350.org delivered this petition on May 24, 2016.  Click here to view report: Bold Iowa, Iowa 350 Deliver Petition Urging Iowa Atty. General Tom Miller to Investigate Exxon’s Climate Fraud SIGN the PETITION: Tell Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller—Investigate Exxon’s climate fraud. Tell Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller: We urge you to immediately launch an investigation into Exxon’s climate fraud. You took the lead to protect public health by investigating Big Tobacco’s lies and holding them accountable for the terrible health impacts from Continue reading →

Stop the Bakken Pipeline & the Abuse of Eminent Domain

American landowners face serious risks with eminent domain for private gain, beyond the obvious loss of property rights. If a permitting agency like FERC or the State Department rejects a pipeline, exactly like what happened with Keystone XL, the pipeline company still owns the landowners’ property it took through eminent domain. Pipeline companies whose permit was rejected by FERC or the State Dept. can still turn around and sell the easements to any company they wish, and the landowner has no say in the land Continue reading →

#ExxonKnew: Hold Exxon Accountable for Climate Fraud

In March 2016, Bold Iowa launched a campaign and petition drive calling on Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to investigate whether Exxon lied to the public for decades about the dire warnings on climate change the company was receiving from its own in-house scientists. ACTIONS: Sign the petition to Iowa AG Tom Miller—Investigate Exxon’s climate fraud. Attend an #ExxonKnew House Party in Des Moines on Oct. 14 or Oct. 27  Interested in hosting a House Party? Email ed@boldiowa.com   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESS RELEASE. In Continue reading →

Fairness in Solar Energy Production & Distribution

BACKGROUND Iowa is the leading state in the nation in wind energy production, and will soon see 40% of its electricity generated by wind power. But we have a long way to go with solar energy. Now is the time for bold leadership to move solar forward, while ensuring that homeowners, small businesses and entrepreneurs are treated fairly and have a place at the table when it comes to policy decisions affecting the expansion of clean solar and energy in Iowa. Billionaire Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Continue reading →

We mobilize unlikely alliances to protect the land and water

Face it. In Iowa these days, policy making is dominated by big money that cares only about the corporate bottom line. It didn’t use to be this way. You don’t have to be that old to recall a time when a majority of Iowa’s elected leaders were independent thinkers, beholden to the people who elected them. Iowa’s political landscape is dominated by extreme ideas and policies that protect big business and special interests, instead of fight for our families, our land, our water and our Continue reading →