Pipeline Opponents to Gov Reynolds: Appoint New IUB Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1:00 p.m. CT, June 14, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon at 515-238-6404 or ed@fallonforum.com Contact: Christine Nobiss at 319-331-8034 or cnobiss@gmail.com Pipeline Opponents to Gov Reynolds: Appoint New IUB Member July 1 action at the State Capitol announced Des Moines, Iowa — In light of Iowa Utilities Board member Richard W. Lozier, Jr.’s statement today that he is recusing himself from any votes or even discussion of the Dakota Access pipeline, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa called on Governor Kim Reynolds to remove Continue reading →

DAPL reprimanded for failure to file detail on insurance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4:00 p.m. CT, June 9, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon: 515-238-6404, or ed@fallonforum.com DAPL reprimanded for failure to file detail on insurance Des Moines, Iowa — Bold Iowa responded today to the order released this afternoon by the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) regarding Dakota Access’ failure to file “accurate, up-to-date information regarding the insurance for this pipeline,” according to the IUB’s order. Read the complete IUB order here. “At first, Dakota Access tried to get out of any meaningful insurance policy whatsoever,” pointed Continue reading →

Pipeline opponent “guilty,” but trial sets precedent for justification defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2017 Contact: Kriss Wells: 563-289-3635, kriss444@aol.com Carolyn Raffensperger: 515-450-2320, raffensperger@cs.com Ed Fallon: 515-238-6404, ed@fallonforum.com Pipeline opponent “guilty,” but trial sets precedent for justification defense Boone, Iowa — Kriss Wells (pictured below), a long-time resident of the Quad Cities and a retired social worker, received a verdict of “guilty” in a jury trial today at the Boone County Courthouse. Wells was one of thirty pipeline opponents charged with trespass on August 31, 2016 while blocking vehicles from leaving or entering a Continue reading →

June 30: Jury Trial for Iowa Woman Arrested in Dakota Access Protest on Farmer’s Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jessica Fears, Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, 515-450-9627, fearsj@gmail.com Iowa Woman Arrested Stopping Dakota Access Construction on Iowa Landowner’s Property Taken by Eminent Domain to Plead “Not Guilty,” Citing “Climate Emergency” Justification for Trespassing Bold Iowa’s “Farmer Defense Camp” was established with permission on eminent domain holdout landowner Shirley Gerjets’ property, a first of its kind in Dakota Access pipeline fight Rockwell City, IA — Heather Pearson, a resident of Logan, Iowa and Continue reading →

Iowans to Embark on Eight-Day, Eighty-Mile March for Unity on Climate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Iowans to Embark on Eight-Day, Eighty-Mile March for Unity on Climate Twenty-five marchers of diverse backgrounds to depart from Little Creek Camp on Earth Day (April 22), arrive in Des Moines on April 29 for People’s Climate Rally at State Capitol Des Moines — A group of Iowans of diverse backgrounds will embark on an eight-day, eighty-mile Climate Justice Unity March later this month to help build a broader coalition organizing for action Continue reading →

Pipeline Fighters Challenge Utilities Board Conflicts, Decisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017 Contact: Christine Nobiss, 319-331-8034, cnobiss@gmail.com Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Native Drummers, Singers to Rally at IUB to Challenge Dakota Access Pipeline Approval New concerns raised after IUB chair’s employment conflict unveiled Des Moines — Recently, Geri Huser, chair of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), was criticized in news stories across the country for doing paid legal work that potentially involves a serious conflict-of-interest with her full-time responsibilities with the IUB. As chair of the IUB, Huser is paid $130,000 annually. Yet Continue reading →

“Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Rally in Iowa on Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 7, 2017 Contact: Kelly Quinn, krb.quinn@gmail.com or (515) 657-0179 Shelley Buffalo, buffaloshelley@gmail.com or (319) 333-2844 Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, ed@boldiowa.org or (515) 238-6404 “Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Iowa Rally  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for solidarity as they march in prayer in Washington Des Moines  — On Friday, March 10 at 12:00 noon, members of the Meskwaki Nation and their Iowa allies will rally on the west side of the Iowa State Capitol building in solidarity with the Native Continue reading →

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 →