Supporting Landowners in Resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Iowa and its partners have been supporting landowners.  Here are some of videos where we have been making their voices heard.  We reached out to them at their farms, organized to have petitions signed, held press conferences and rallied at the Iowa Utilities Board, led a campaign of civil disobedience, and educate others about the landowner/Sierra Club lawsuit.

In March and April 2015, Ed Fallon walked from the southeast corner of Iowa to the northwest corner, talking to landowners along the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here is the first day’s blog. Click Next to see the other days.

Iowa Pipeline Walk: Day 1


Here is a video from August 2015, where Ed interviewed landowner/farmerHughie Tweedy at his protest party that drew over 1,000 people.


Landowner press conference with representatives from the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Private Property Rights Coalition and others.


A series of rallies were held at the Iowa Utilities Board, including landowners, farmers, and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, Indigenous Iowa.


Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI and the Des Moines Catholic Worker led an extended campaign of civil disobedience.



After an extensive campaign of civil disobedience significantly slowed down construction of the pipeline, Bold Iowa and its allies turned their attention to support the farmers and landowners who joined forces with the Iowa Sierra Club in a historic lawsuit alleging the illegal use of eminent domain.