Bold Action Teams (BATs) to Occupy Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Action Teams (BATs) to Occupy Offices In at least 10 cities, teams of Iowa pipeline fighters, some risking arrest, will occupy offices of politicians and banks that have supported the Dakota Access pipeline  Des Moines, IA — On Wednesday, Feb. 22 throughout the day during business hours, Bold Action Teams (BATs) will mobilize for a DAPL Day of Direct Action across Iowa, targeting officials and businesses that have aided and abetted construction of Continue reading →

Bold to Monitor Dakota Access Pipeline Work in Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 17, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa, Landowners To Monitor Spring Pipeline Work When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring, Iowa farmers and landowners will be watching Des Moines — When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Cherokee counties, Bold Iowa supporters, farmers and landowners will be watching to make sure the work is done correctly. “There were way too many problems last year, with soil being Continue reading →

Bold Stands With Landowners in Next Court Battle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10:00 a.m. CT, Thursday, February 16, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Bold Stands With Landowners in Next Court Battle Group supports landowners bringing eminent domain fight to Iowa Supreme Court Des Moines, IA — In response to the ruling yesterday by Polk County District Judge Jeffrey Farrell, Bold Iowa expressed continued solidarity with farmers and landowners who are fighting the state of Iowa over having their land taken through eminent domain for the Dakota Access pipeline. “Given that the Iowa Continue reading →

DAPL Contractor Reaches Out

Recently, Heather Pearson was contacted by a former DAPL contractor, who said to her: “I have the highest respect for what you and others are doing to protect the environment. Truth be told, I really had no idea about the concerns involving the pipeline, or knew much about it at all. Boy, was I in for a shock! “Regarding Dakota Access, I’ve never had a position working for such a morally bankrupt entity. I struggled with it everyday. You always hear about corruption in large Continue reading →

Day of Direct Action Against DAPL

Dear Friends, As we claw our way through the gut-punch gauntlet of President Trump’s funhouse, it’s easy to want to just quit, give up, “crawl into solitude” as one dismayed friend told me this week. Don’t! That’s just what Trump wants. In David Frum’s excellent article for The Atlantic, “How to Build an Autocracy,” he writes: “Trump and his team count on one thing above all others: public indifference. . . . What happens in the next four years will depend heavily on whether Trump is right or wrong Continue reading →

Feb. 22: DAPL Day of Direct Action

  On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Bold Action Teams (BATs) will mobilize for direct action across Iowa, targeting officials and businesses that have aided and abetted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. WHY: The Dakota Access pipeline isn’t finished. Politicians, public officials and businesses who’ve supported it need to hear that the pipeline is wrong for Iowa and wrong for our planet. THE PLAN: * Take Wednesday the 22nd off from work (yes, we know not everyone can). * Sign up on the form below to Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline  Landowners’ lawsuit challenging use of eminent domain in Iowa still pending    Des Moines — Bold Iowa criticized in the strongest possible terms the action taken today by President Trump to expedite construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re not surprised, nor are we intimidated,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “First of all, there are landowners’ court challenges to eminent domain still waiting to Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Trump Action on Dakota Access Pipeline Landowners’ lawsuit challenging use of eminent domain in Iowa still pending Des Moines — Bold Iowa criticized in the strongest possible terms the action taken today by President Trump to expedite construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re not surprised, nor are we intimidated,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “First of all, there are landowners’ court challenges to eminent domain Continue reading →

Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Conduct a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access That Includes Iowa

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the section of the Dakota Access pipeline near Lake Oahe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and reservation in North Dakota. [1] While we are thrilled that President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers are listening to Indigenous nations and Americans across the country who have raised concerns about the Dakota Access pipeline — it’s not enough simply to examine the pipeline’s Continue reading →