Iowa oil pipeline protesters energized by North Dakota victory

Link to original article: http://whotv.com/2016/12/05/iowa-oil-pipeline-protestors-energized-by-north-dakota-victory/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, December 5, 2016 Crews have already laid the groundwork for the nearly 350 mile oil pipeline across Iowa. The route runs right across Chris Merten’s farmland in rural Jasper County. “It looks just as good, some places better than it did before,” said Merten. Merten believes the federal government decision to deny a permit to build part of the pipeline near Native American lands in North Dakota might delay the project, but it won’t Continue reading →

8 arrested in northwest Iowa while protesting Dakota Access pipeline

Link to original article: http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/arrested-in-northwest-iowa-while-protesting-dakota-access-pipeline/article_44b9a5e9-e975-506d-baaf-ebd43abeaa18.html Coverage by Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, October 30, 2016 In northwest Iowa, eight people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through the Hawkeye State were arrested on Saturday for trespassing. The arrests came at a farm near Rockwell City, Iowa, where protesters were allowed to set up a “Farmers Dissent Camp” a week ago to object to the pipeline and the use of eminent domain to obtain sections of the route. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed that Continue reading →

Protesters take to Bakken pipeline construction site in Calhoun County

Link to original article: http://whotv.com/2016/10/15/protesters-take-to-bakken-pipeline-construction-site-in-calhoun-county/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, October 15, 2016 Bakken Pipeline protesters took action Saturday at a construction site just east of Rockwell City in Calhoun County. “There were maybe 20 of us who maybe went out to the field near the caterpillar just to make a point that this is as far as it should go” said Nancy Huising The group stood in front of the bulldozer for about 15 minutes, halting construction. “They knew we were coming, that’s Continue reading →

Fallon among protestors arrested Saturday

Link to original article: http://www.kwbg.com/2016/09/12/fallon-among-protesters-arrested-saturday/ Coverage by KWBG, Boone, Iowa, September 12, 2016 BOONE, Iowa—Former State Representative and head of Bold Iowa, Ed Fallon was among those arrested in Boone County Saturday during a protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site near the Des Moines River in northern Boone County. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department released the information on those arrested Monday. The Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol were sent to a pipeline construction site at the Des Moines River on Boone County Continue reading →

Obama responds to Iowa pipeline opponents

Link to original story: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/obama-responds-to-iowa-pipeline-opponents/article_be43de98-9c1f-515c-b373-99ded61526ac.html Coverage by The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, September 8, 2016 DES MOINES – Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline being built in Iowa got a long-awaited reply from President Obama this week but it wasn’t the response they wanted. Ed Fallon, a former state legislator and leader of Bold Iowa – one of the coalition groups that is seeking to halt the pipeline’s construction – had joined other opponents in asking the president to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continue reading →

Pipeline protestors stand for the rights of workers

Link to original story: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/09/01/pipeline-protesters-stand-rights-workers/89734644/ Coverage by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, September 1, 2016: As we celebrate Labor Day, all Iowans and Americans should remember the thousands of laborers throughout America’s history who have fought and sacrificed for the benefits most of us take for granted. Their sacrifices included the use of civil disobedience and non-violent protest that required great courage and often came at great personal expense. There are many examples of labor’s embrace of nonviolent action, including the use of Continue reading →

Bold Iowa concerned about waterway issues caused by pipeline

Link to original story: http://whotv.com/2016/08/30/bold-iowa-concerned-about-waterway-issues-caused-by-bakken-pipeline/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, August 30, 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa — Opponents of the Bakken pipeline say the fight is far from over and are now fighting for Iowa’s waterways. “What happens when this breaks, it`s not a matter of if, it`s a matter of when and where under our river crossings where there`s a deep angle to that crossing,” said Ed Fallon, State Director of Bold Iowa. “It`s a really good possibility for where it might break.” Continue reading →