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 →

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 →

19 Iowans Arrested During Nonviolent Action to Stop Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 10, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org 19 Iowans Arrested Saturday During Nonviolent Action to Stop Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon among arrested at Dakota Access construction site in Boone County Boone County, IA — 19 Iowans were arrested and more than 50 participated on Saturday in an action of nonviolent civil disobedience in Boone County to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline that is using eminent domain for private Continue reading →

Pipeline Fighters React to Obama Administration’s Call for Construction Halt on Dakota Access Pipeline at Key Areas Near Sacred Stone Camp That Threaten Water, Sacred Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 9, 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@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Fighters React to Obama Administration’s Call for Construction Halt on Dakota Access Pipeline at Key Areas Near Sacred Stone Camp That Threaten Water, Sacred Sites Des Moines — Today, several key federal agencies stepped in to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in key areas that threaten water and Tribal sacred sites. The Department of Interior, Department of Justice and Army Corps 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 →