Tag Archives: #NoDAPL

Call to action to stop another pipeline across Iowa!

In a world where it seems that most news is bad news, I’m sorry to have to pile on. But it’s better to know the truth than to live in denial — and if the truth doesn’t always set you free, it at least let’s you know what you’re up against and gives you a fighting chance to push back. So, here’s the bad news: Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is planning to lay a second pipeline across Iowa! Last week, I received an anonymous call Continue reading →

ALERT: Second DAPL line in the works!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 and ed@boldiowa.com or Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 and cnobiss@gmail.com. Inside source indicates second oil pipeline planned for Iowa Credible source within oil industry says twinning of DAPL in the works Des Moines, Iowa —  Bold Iowa’s director, Ed Fallon, revealed today that, over the past week, he has had extensive contact with a highly credible source within the oil industry who informed him that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) intends to build a Continue reading →

United, We Are Strong

Dear Friends, I’ve been an activist for 33 years and continue to learn something new every day. Often, I learn from my mistakes, so I’m hardly above criticism. In fact, I value it. With that in mind, I need to clarify some things I wrote last week. I first encountered M.K. Gandhi’s writings when I was 21. I knew immediately that I’d found a mentor who would inspire me the rest of my life — despite aspects of Gandhi’s character that are troubling and deeply Continue reading →

Industry’s New Colonial Outpost: Rural Iowa

Ed Fallon’s Weekly Blog: Two things before I explain why Iowa is becoming a colonial outpost: First, I’m sad to say that the pro-DAPL bill (SF 2235) passed this week despite hundreds of Iowans contacting their lawmakers. Visit the Fallon Forum and Bold Iowa websites for news coverage and to learn how your senator and representative voted. The silver lining is that Bold Iowa’s coalition of environmentalists, landowners, farmers and Native allies worked with labor unions on a common cause. Let’s build on that! Second, Continue reading →

Fallon among protestors arrested Saturday

Link to original article: http://www.kwbg.com/2016/09/12/fallon-among-protesters-arrested-saturday/ Coverage by KWBG, Boone, Iowa, September 12, 2016 BOONE, Iowa—Former State Representative and head of Bold Iowa, Ed Fallon was among those arrested in Boone County Saturday during a protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site near the Des Moines River in northern Boone County. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department released the information on those arrested Monday. The Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol were sent to a pipeline construction site at the Des Moines River on Boone County Continue reading →

Obama responds to Iowa pipeline opponents

Link to original story: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/obama-responds-to-iowa-pipeline-opponents/article_be43de98-9c1f-515c-b373-99ded61526ac.html Coverage by The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, September 8, 2016 DES MOINES – Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline being built in Iowa got a long-awaited reply from President Obama this week but it wasn’t the response they wanted. Ed Fallon, a former state legislator and leader of Bold Iowa – one of the coalition groups that is seeking to halt the pipeline’s construction – had joined other opponents in asking the president to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continue reading →

Pipeline protestors stand for the rights of workers

Link to original story: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/09/01/pipeline-protesters-stand-rights-workers/89734644/ Coverage by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, September 1, 2016: As we celebrate Labor Day, all Iowans and Americans should remember the thousands of laborers throughout America’s history who have fought and sacrificed for the benefits most of us take for granted. Their sacrifices included the use of civil disobedience and non-violent protest that required great courage and often came at great personal expense. There are many examples of labor’s embrace of nonviolent action, including the use of Continue reading →

Bold Iowa concerned about waterway issues caused by pipeline

Link to original story: http://whotv.com/2016/08/30/bold-iowa-concerned-about-waterway-issues-caused-by-bakken-pipeline/ Coverage by WHO, Des Moines, Iowa, August 30, 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa — Opponents of the Bakken pipeline say the fight is far from over and are now fighting for Iowa’s waterways. “What happens when this breaks, it`s not a matter of if, it`s a matter of when and where under our river crossings where there`s a deep angle to that crossing,” said Ed Fallon, State Director of Bold Iowa. “It`s a really good possibility for where it might break.” Continue reading →

A New Chapter in Fight Against Pipeline

Link to original story: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/a-new-chapter-in-fight-against-pipeline-20160810 Coverage by The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August 10, 2016   In every fight against injustice, there comes a point when men and women of conscience must defy laws allowing that injustice to persist. In the protracted fight to stop the Bakken pipeline, we have arrived at that point. Over the past two years landowners, farmers, tribes and environmentalists have done everything possible to stop the pipeline. We have pursued legal and legislative channels at great cost of time and money. Continue reading →

Iowa Regulators Approve Bakken Oil Pipeline Construction

Link to original story: http://whotv.com/2016/06/06/iowa-regulators-approve-bakken-oil-pipeline-construction/ Coverage by WHO TV, Des Moines, Iowa, June 6, 2016: DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials have given the green light for construction to begin on the Bakken oil pipeline through Iowa. The Iowa Utility Board votes 2-1 to approve Dakota Access to begin construction on the pipeline in approved areas. @WHOhd — Stephanie Moore (@StephMooreWHOHD) June 6, 2016 The Iowa Utilities Board initially voted in March to approve the pipeline but said all necessary paperwork needed to be turned in before Continue reading →