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Oil is flowing in the Dakota Access Pipeline, but Iowa opponents still think they can shut it down

Link to original article: www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/06/oil-flowing-dakota-access-pipeline-iowa-shutdown/373315001/ Coverage by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, June 6, 2017 Although oil has begun flowing through the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, Iowa activists aren’t giving up their battle against the $3.8 billion project. The 30-inch diameter pipeline started commercially shipping oil on June 1 and has a capacity to transport about 520,000 barrels of oil daily. But appeals are still pending with the Iowa Supreme Court that opponents see as offering glimmers of hope that the pipeline can still be shut down. “If any of these Continue reading →

Iowa Landowners Document Construction Violations by Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon has been meeting with, working with and advocating for landowners living along the Dakota Access pipeline route in Iowa for the past 18 months. Below is some documentation of their stories of construction violations and eminent domain abuse. Join our nonviolent direct actions to stop construction on the pipeline: Sign the Dakota Access “Bakken” Pipeline Pledge of Resistance Cyndy Coppola | Calhoun County, IA Cyndy’s farm has been in her family for generations. (Her grandfather was four-time national cornhusking champion!) Continue reading →

Dakota Access Withdraws Lawsuit Seeking Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 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@boldalliance.org Dakota Access Withdraws Federal Lawsuit That Sought Restraining Order Against Bold Iowa, Iowa CCI to Silence Peaceful Nonviolent Actions to Stop Pipeline Construction  “Midwest Mobilization” event Thursday at Boone County Fairgrounds is next in series of direct actions by 2,400+ signers of Bakken Pledge of Resistance Des Moines — Dakota Access, LLC on Wednesday completely withdrew its federal lawsuit against Bold Iowa, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and Bold Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Action Teams (BAT) Deploy to Block Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238–6404 or ed@boldiowa.org “BATs” Deploy to Block Pipeline Construction Bold Iowa launches “Bold Action Teams” initiative Des Moines, IA — Yesterday, Bold Iowa launched a new initiative called BATs (Bold Action Teams), aiming to stop construction along the entire length of the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa. The first team of Christine Sheeler, Cyndy Coppola, Lisa Homann, Ed Fallon and Christine’s dog Arlo blocked construction in Webster County for over Continue reading →

Dakota Access Pipeline Arrestees Appear in Court, Hold Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2016 Contact: Adam Mason, adam@iowacci.org, (515) 282-0484 Pipeline Fighters Appear in Court and Hold Press Conference Thirty arrested while blocking construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline vow to continue fighting for climate justice Des Moines, IA – On Thursday morning, members of The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, including Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bold Iowa, and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, appeared in court for taking arrests to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in late August.Following Continue reading →

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 →

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 →