Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Establishes “No Dakota Access” Encampment With Landowner Whose Property Seized via Eminent Domain for Pipeline Encampment on holdout landowner’s property first of its kind in Dakota Access pipeline fight Des Moines — At the invitation of a Calhoun County farmer whose land is being torn up to build the Dakota Access pipeline, Bold Iowa announced it is setting up an encampment on her property to rally pipeline fighters to monitor Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Calls on Dakota Access to Terminate Employee Who Sexually Harassed Native Water Protector and Daughter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Marisa Cummings, 319-621-6608, mail4marisa@gmail.com Bold Iowa Calls on Dakota Access to Terminate Employee Who Sexually Harassed Native Water Protector and Daughter Dakota Access worker heard asking, “How much for the little girl?” out of his pickup truck window during Bold Iowa direct action on Oct. 15 Des Moines — Bold Iowa strongly condemns the sexual solicitation made by a Dakota Access employee against a peaceful female Water Protector and her daughter during 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 →

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 →

Midwest Mobilizes to Demand Pres. Obama Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 22, 2016 Contact: Adam Mason, adam@iowacci.org, (515) 314-2655 Ed Fallon, ed@boldiowa.org, (515) 238-6404 Midwest Mobilizes to Demand Obama Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Allies, tribes, farmers, and landowners from around the Midwest converged in Boone County, Iowa, on Thursday to show continued resistance and demand Obama stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline Des Moines, IA – On Thursday afternoon, 175 water protectors – including tribes, landowners, and farmers – converged in Boone County, Iowa, for the Midwest Mobilization to protest the Continue reading →

Dakota Access Withdraws Lawsuit Seeking Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa, 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Adam Mason, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, 515-314-2655, adam@iowacci.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance, 402-705-3622, jane@boldalliance.org Dakota Access Withdraws Federal Lawsuit That Sought Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI to Silence Peaceful Nonviolent Actions to Stop Pipeline Construction  “Midwest Mobilization” event Thursday at Boone County Fairgrounds is next in series of direct actions by 2,400+ signers of Bakken Pledge of Resistance Des Moines — Dakota Access, LLC on Wednesday completely withdrew its federal lawsuit against Bold Iowa, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and Bold Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Action Teams (BAT) Deploy to Block Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238–6404 or ed@boldiowa.org “BATs” Deploy to Block Pipeline Construction Bold Iowa launches “Bold Action Teams” initiative Des Moines, IA — Yesterday, Bold Iowa launched a new initiative called BATs (Bold Action Teams), aiming to stop construction along the entire length of the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa. The first team of Christine Sheeler, Cyndy Coppola, Lisa Homann, Ed Fallon and Christine’s dog Arlo blocked construction in Webster County for over Continue reading →

Dakota Access Pipeline Arrestees Appear in Court, Hold Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2016 Contact: Adam Mason, adam@iowacci.org, (515) 282-0484 Pipeline Fighters Appear in Court and Hold Press Conference Thirty arrested while blocking construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline vow to continue fighting for climate justice Des Moines, IA – On Thursday morning, members of The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, including Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bold Iowa, and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, appeared in court for taking arrests to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in late August.Following Continue reading →