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 →

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 →

Cedar Falls woman to join 90-mile march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Link to original article: https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cedar-falls-woman-to-join–mile-march-against-dakota/article_f5203d6e-ab8b-5f45-b5e8-ee125e145e74.html Covered by The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, August 31, 2018 Excerpt: By Kristin Guess, Copy Editor / Staff Writer WATERLOO — In an attempt to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa, Trisha Etringer, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska and Cedar Falls resident, will be one of nearly 50 Iowans marching from Des Moines to Fort Dodge, beginning Saturday. The goal is to bring awareness to the landowner/Sierra Club lawsuit scheduled to be heard Continue reading →

Anti-DAPL protestors to march through Story, Boone counties next month

Link to original article: http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180823/anti-dapl-protestors-to-march-through-story-boone-counties-next-month Covered by Ames Tribune, Ames, Iowa, August 23, 2018 Excerpt: By Dan Mika, Staff Writer Climate activists announced a march from Des Moines to Fort Dodge next month to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline at Erickson Public Library Thursday morning. The weeklong march, organized by anti-Dakota Access activist group Bold Iowa, is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 outside the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) office and will pass through Ankeny, Huxley, Ames and Boone to end Sept. 8 in Fort Dodge. Continue reading →

Use of eminent domain for pipeline still questioned

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/08/use-of-eminent-domain-for-pipeline-still-questioned/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, August 22, 2018 Excerpt: Landowners, environmentalists will march before Supreme Court hearing with stops in Pilot Mound, Dayton, Otho and Fort Dodge by Joe Sutter Landowners who tried unsuccessfully to keep an oil pipeline from being built through their land will get their day before the Iowa Supreme Court in September. Nine landowners are named in the suit, and claim eminent domain shouldn’t have been used to take their land for use by the Continue reading →

A year later, still no federal charges against ‘saboteurs’ of Dakota Access Pipeline. Why?

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/23/dakota-access-pipeline-iowa-sabotage-no-federal-charges-jessica-reznicek-ruby-montoya/801287002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, July 23, 2018 Excerpt: by William Petroski It’s been one year since two Iowa environmental activists claimed responsibility for deliberately causing millions of dollars in damage to the Dakota Access Pipeline project, but federal prosecutors haven’t filed charges against them. The activists — Jessica Reznicek, 36, and Ruby Montoya, 28 — have gone into hiding. The lack of federal prosecution has some Iowans wondering whether charges will ever be filed. “As Continue reading →

Penalties increased for future pipeline ‘sabotage’ in Iowa

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/23/iowa-lawmakers-enact-tough-penalties-future-pipeline-sabotage-access-pipeline-standing-rock-native/805866002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, July 23, 2018 Excerpt: by William Petroski Criminal sabotage of Iowa pipelines, telecommunications facilities, water treatment plants and other critical infrastructure could result in long prison sentences and large fines under a new state law approved by the Iowa Legislature in its 2018 session. The measure was drafted by state homeland security officials in the wake of millions of dollars in damage that protesters inflicted on Iowa sections of the Dakota Access Continue reading →

Advocates search for oil spill info

Link to original article: http://www.nwestiowa.com/news/advocates-search-for-oil-spill-info/article_5fc72796-8c68-11e8-9df1-ef2d89818d57.html Covered by The N’West Iowa REVIEW, Sheldon, Iowa, July 21, 2018 Excerpt: By Lana Bradstream DOON—There are no protesters, but that does not mean people do not care about the oil spill near Doon. Three Iowa environmental advocates — Bold Iowa members Ed Fallon and Christine Nobiss of Des Moines and David Thoreson of the Iowa Great Lakes — traveled to Doon and Rock Rapids on Tuesday to inquire about and investigate the June 22 BNSF Railway derailment, which resulted in Continue reading →