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 →

Bold Iowa Responds to Army Corps of Engineers Unprecedented Order Canceling Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 7, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa, 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Bold Iowa Responds to Army Corps of Engineers Unprecedented Order Canceling Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline Bold Alliance has so far collected 10,000+ comments from citizens opposed to pipeline for inclusion in Army Corps’ Environmental Impact Statement Des Moines — Citing President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum from Jan. 24 that aimed to fast-track completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Feb. 7 in an unprecedented action that 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 →

PRESS RELEASE: Army Corps Pipeline Analysis Must Include Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 19 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.org Army Corps Pipeline Analysis Must Include Iowa Environmental Impact Statement Should Not Be Limited to North Dakota Des Moines — In response to the Army Corps of Engineers announcement of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (IES) in connection with the Dakota Access pipeline, Bold Iowa called on Iowans to write the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that the Corps’ EIS consider the pipeline’s impact on Iowa’s land and Continue reading →

Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance: 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Pipeline Opponents Rally in Des Moines Following Court Hearing for Landowners’ Arguments Against Eminent Domain for Dakota Access Landowners on pipeline route challenging eminent domain authority; Sierra Club Iowa Chapter challenging Iowa Utilities Board decision on eminent domain Des Moines — Bold Iowa and coalition partners today stood in court with Iowa farmers and landowners who are challenging the granting of eminent domain authority to seize their land against Continue reading →