Ninety-mile march to raise profile of DAPL lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 499-8039 or cnobiss@gmail.com Groups announce First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March Natives, farmers, environmentalists to walk 90 miles following DAPL route Indigenous Iowa and Bold Iowa today announced that thirty opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline will march ninety miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge to raise awareness about the landowner/Sierra Club lawsuit, which will heard by the Iowa Supreme Court on Continue reading →

Judge’s ruling against pipeline company bodes well for Bold Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2:00 p.m. CT, July 26, 2018 Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com BOLD IOWA RESPONDS TO JUDGE’S RULING ON “SLAPP” SUIT Judge’s decision on one plaintiff likely to vindicate Bold Iowa, others as well Des Moines, IA —  US District Judge Billy Roy Wilson today dismissed criminal racketeering claims levied against BankTrack in a lawsuit filed last August by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). BankTrack is a nonprofit that encourages people to divest from financial institutions that provided funds for ETP and the Continue reading →

Fossil-fuel transport unsafe, whether by pipe or rail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 23, 2018 — 1:00 p.m. CDT Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 or cnobiss@gmail.com Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Indigenous Iowa and Bold Iowa issue joint statement on oil spill Two organizations deride fossil-fuel transport as unsafe — whether by pipe or rail Leaders of Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa today expressed deep concern for the families, communities, land and water impacted by yesterday’s oil spill in Lyon County, Iowa. At the same time, the organizations’ leaders Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow – Cedar Rapids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 3, 2018 EVENT DATE / TIME: Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsor: Green Iowa AmeriCorps / Second Tuesday Movie Night Location: Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue,       201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com   Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow To highlight the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court filed by the Iowa Sierra Club and landowners Continue reading →

“Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow to come to Grinnell’s Drake Community Library, May 12th

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 EVENT DATE / TIME: Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Grinnell, IA 50112 Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow to come to Grinnell’s Drake Community Library, May 12th Bold Iowa and its partners are bringing a community forum to many towns across Iowa this summer. The first event was held in Montezuma on April 21, at the Public Library, and the third Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow – Montezuma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 2pm CDT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow To highlight the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court filed by the Iowa Sierra Club and landowners living along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline over the misuse of eminent domain, Bold Iowa announced a “Roadshow” of community forums for cities across Iowa. The first will be in Continue reading →

Former foes join forces to oppose pipeline bill

Dear Friends, Legislation that would criminalize public protest and legitimize the Dakota Access Pipeline as part of Iowa’s critical infrastructure could come up today in the Iowa House! It’s important that people call their state representative at (515) 281-3221. If you don’t know your representative you can find them using this link. Here’s the press release Bold Iowa sent out this morning. While it’s tremendously encouraging that Bold and Labor are again on the same page, we have a lot of work to do to Continue reading →

Iowa Pipeline Fighters Head to Super Bowl to Pressure US Bank to Divest

Dear Friends, Go Tom Brady! Yeah, I just had to get that out of the way. Across the country, people are turning up the heat on politicians and corporations intent on destroying our water, land, and planet for satiate their lust for power and money. US Bank is one of them, and it’ll be in the spotlight on Super Sunday when the Pats and Eagles tangle at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The day before the Super Bowl — let’s call it Super Saturday — Continue reading →

RELEASE: Pipeline “Sabotage” Bill Called Legislative Extremism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 26, 2018 — 2:00 p.m. CT, Contact Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Pipeline “Sabotage” Bill Called Legislative Extremism Proposed bill could render peaceful protest against oil pipeline impossible Bold Iowa today strongly criticized legislation that passed unanimously out of a Senate subcommittee on Thursday. The legislation — Senate Study Bill 3062 — defines “critical infrastructure sabotage” as an “unauthorized act that is intended to or does in fact cause a substantial interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public related to Continue reading →

One Year Ago Today . . .

Dear Friends, One year ago today, Iowans rallied at the Polk County Courthouse to support landowners suing state government over the abuse of eminent domain to build the Dakota Access pipeline. That case now advances to the Iowa Supreme Court. Its ramifications for other eminent domain fights, climate change and water quality are significant. Today, one year later, Bold Iowa issued the following press release. Please take a few minutes to read and share it . . . and please make a donation to support Continue reading →