Tag Archives: Ed Fallon

Fossil-fuel transport unsafe, whether by pipe or rail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 23, 2018 — 1:00 p.m. CDT Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 or cnobiss@gmail.com Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Indigenous Iowa and Bold Iowa issue joint statement on oil spill Two organizations deride fossil-fuel transport as unsafe — whether by pipe or rail Leaders of Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa today expressed deep concern for the families, communities, land and water impacted by yesterday’s oil spill in Lyon County, Iowa. At the same time, the organizations’ leaders Continue reading →


“STOP DAPL 2.0” TALKING POINTS The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline is again ramping up! Recently, there was this excellent piece by Carolyn Raffensperger, the story about pipeline sabotage legislation (click here to read Bold Iowa’s press release in response), and this story about US Bank and the divestment campaign. Good, but we need a lot more chatter and clamor — especially around the Landowner/Sierra Cub lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court. Letters to the editor (LTE) and Op Eds in newspapers across Continue reading →

Activists: $1M rally insurance policy puts First Amendment rights ‘in peril’

Link to original article: http://www.kcci.com/article/activists-oppose-rule-mandating-dollar1m-insurance-for-rallies/12014028 Coverage by KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 2017 Activists in Des Moines are pushing back against a rule by the Iowa Department of Administrative Services requiring groups to obtain a $1 million insurance policy before rallying at the Statehouse. Groups are afraid that if monetary restrictions are put on who can rally at the Statehouse, smaller groups with important messages will get lost. “If they really want to push this there’s going to be a huge fight on their Continue reading →

Environmentalist Ed Fallon weighs in on EPA

Link to original video: whotv.com/2017/08/13/the-insiders-august-13th-edition-environmentalist-ed-fallon-weighs-in-on-epa/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, August 13, 2017 DES MOINES, Iowa — Scott Pruitt’s EPA plans have their critics, and environmentalists question whether he’ll put interests and profits for big corporations over Mother Nature. Dave Price discusses this topic with Ed Fallon, the former Democratic state legislator and state director of Bold Iowa.

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 →

Florida Farmers Robbed Through Eminent Domain for Sabal Trail Pipeline

(Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon recently visited with water protectors, environmentalists and others fighting the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida.) “Water is Life!” A cry started in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline has become a national rallying cry in the growing movement to beat-back Big Oil. Pipeline fights across the country have now brought the reality of the essential importance of water home to millions of Americans. More and more are jumping on board, working to protect water, land, property rights and our climate from the 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 →

Dec. 15 Court Hearing to Highlight Eminent Domain Issue for Dakota Access

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline has morphed into a conflict bigger than anyone ever imagined. Sure, it’s a critical element of the growing movement to push back against climate change. But it also has become a pivotal issue on two related fronts: (1) The rights of Native communities, and (2) The rights of farmers and other property owners subject to the eminent domain. Thursday, December 15 marks a significant event in the struggle to protect Iowa landowner rights. It’s important for those of Continue reading →

Week with Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Dear Friends, For me, the week that Lyssa Wade and I spent at Standing Rock was a life-changing experience. If you missed any of my daily blog posts, you can read them here: Day 1: Our Arrival Day 2: Surviving the Blizzard Day 3: Building Standing Rock Day 4: Dakota Access’ Smiling Faces Day 5: Building Solar Barns Day 6: Water is Life (Lyssa wrote a daily blog as well, and you can read those here.) The other life-changing experience for me during this pipeline Continue reading →