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

Bold Iowa and Iowa 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   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 →