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 →

Analysis of Bakken Oil Finds Benzene, Other Carcinogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Would Flow Through Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Analysis of Bakken Oil Finds Benzene, Other Carcinogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Would Flow Through Dakota Access Pipeline Des Moines — Bold Iowa will co-host a press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Simon Estes Amphitheater, to present the findings of an analysis of samples of Bakken oil for benzene and other cancer-causing compounds that would potentially flow through the Dakota Access pipeline. WHAT: Press Conference to Present Bakken Oil Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Responds to Dakota Access Motion for Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Director Ed Fallon Aimed at Silencing Peaceful Pipeline Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Iowa Responds to Dakota Access Motion for Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Director Ed Fallon Aimed at Silencing Peaceful Pipeline Protests Pipeline company seeks to preempt First Amendment speech, pipeline protests organized by Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Des Moines — Bold Iowa issues the following statement in response to the unprecedented action by pipeline company Dakota Access today to Continue reading →