Tag Archives: Climate Change

Michael Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Ed writes, “Protesters interrupted the start of the event, and while one of their concerns seemed to be Bloomberg’s support for fracking, it was a very confusing message. “We viewed the film, Paris to Pittsburgh.  It was excellent, laying out the urgency of climate change and proposing solutions. Afterwards, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s staff persons came up to talk with us. When she learned that I had walked across the country for climate Continue reading →

Joe Biden

Sunday, January 26, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn Samantha writes: This was an event at Urban Dreams, a non-profit that works with Des Moines’ Black community. Joe Biden’s approach to convincing people to vote for him was bizarre. Ed asked him about his contradictory positions on pipelines, since Biden claims to be anti-pipeline but also wants to rebuild and replace older pipelines. When asked about this, he informed Ed, “Go find yourself another candidate.” We were grouped Continue reading →

Michael Bennet

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Indianola Bird Dog: Margaret Vernon US Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) spoke at a coffee shop. Margaret Vernon questioned him on his climate plan. Check out the video Margaret shot of his response. Margaret had a chance to speak with Bennet later and writes, “In talking with Bennett later to clarify, he did say we have to do everything we can to address climate change. We need to work on measures that can’t be changed whenever the president changes, and he’d take Continue reading →

Time for a Green New Deal

Dear Friends, If you ever feel hopeless about the climate crisis, yesterday was a real shot in the arm. Nearly a thousand young people occupied the offices of US Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Jim McGovern, demanding action on the Green New Deal. Over 150 participants were arrested at Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s offices. In an affirmation of the power of nonviolent direct action, Rep. McGovern came out of his office to talk with protesters and agreed to sign on to the Green New Deal! The Continue reading →

Dakota Access Pipeline protester found guilty: Court takes judicial notice of DNR position on climate change

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2017/07/dakota-access-pipeline-protester-found-guilty/ Coverage by The Fort Dodge Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, July 7, 2017 A pipeline protester has been found guilty of trespassing after a jury trial in Calhoun County Thursday. Heather Pearson, of Logan, was one of the protesters who entered land being worked on by Dakota Access LLC on Oct. 29, 2016, as the company was building an oil pipeline across four states, including Iowa. Although she admitted being on the land, Pearson and her defense attorneys claimed she was 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, [email protected] Jessica Fears, Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, 515-450-9627, [email protected] 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 →

Climate March across Iowa encounters mixed opinions on climate change

Link to original article: whotv.com/2017/04/24/climate-march-across-iowa-encounters-mixture-of-opinion-on-climate-change/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, April 24, 2017 Ed Fallon has marched hundreds of miles in Iowa and other states for causes related to the environment and climate change, but he had never seen the unfriendly hand gestures that greeted him this week. Fallon, who serves as the director of Bold Iowa, organized this march. A group is going from Deep River, Iowa, to the State Capitol, marching 10-12 miles every day. Each night they hold a dinner and Continue reading →

Amid discourse, climate march aims for unity

Link to original article: www.desmoinesregister.com/story/tech/science/environment/2017/04/21/amid-discourse-climate-march-aims-unity/305834001/ Coverage by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa April 21, 2017 In a world filled with conflict, an eight-day walk across Iowa aims to encourage the opposite all while talking about the earth’s climate – a sometimes controversial issue. The Climate Justice Unity March is an eight-day walk starting at Little Creek Camp in Williamsburg and ending in Des Moines on April 29 for the People’s Climate March at the Iowa State Capitol. It is being held by Bold Iowa, an environmental Continue reading →

Iowa Climate Justice Unity March: April 22-29

The People’s Climate Movement is gaining momentum for what should be a landmark day of action on April 29, marking the 100th day of the Trump Presidency. The major event is in Washington, DC, billed as “a march for climate, justice and jobs,” but there also will be hundreds of related marches in cities across the U.S. and around the globe. People’s Climate Movement Rally: April 29 in Des Moines In Iowa, the People’s Climate Movement will rally at the Iowa State Capitol at 1:00 Continue reading →