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 →

Tribal Nations, Pipeline Fighters Rally at Omaha Army Corps HQ to Tell Pres. Obama to Halt Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2016 Local Contacts: Oliver Semans, Native Organizers Alliance, 605-828-1422, tateota@hotmail.com Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Tribal Nations, Pipeline Fighters to Rally at Omaha Army Corps HQ Thursday to Tell Pres. Obama to Halt Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Omaha, NE — Tribal leaders from the Ponca, Santee, Winnebago and Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa will be joined by Bold Nebraska, Bold Iowa, People’s Action, Native Organizers Alliance and Four Directions on Thursday for a peaceful rally outside Continue reading →

30 Iowans Arrested in Boone County During Peaceful Demonstration Against Dakota Access Pipeline and Risks to Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Adam Mason, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, adam@iowacci.org Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance: 402-577-0315, mark@boldalliance.org 30 Iowans Arrested in Boone County During Peaceful Demonstration Against Dakota Access Pipeline and Risks to Water First of series of direct actions planned by organizers of the “Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance” Boone County, Iowa — Thirty Iowans were arrested on Wednesday afternoon while participating among a crowd of 150 in a peaceful, nonviolent act of civil 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 →