In advance of the 2020 Iowa Caucuses, Biden told climate activists with Bold Iowa that he opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Take my word. I’ve never broken my word. I’ve been opposed to the pipeline to begin with,” Biden told Bold Iowa’s Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon. Now, the activists are asking him to keep his promise and prevent a proposed expansion of the pipeline. “Take my word. I’ve never broken my word. I’ve been opposed to the pipeline to begin with.”
On October 22, 2020, Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon joined panelists from across the country to debrief the final debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Sojourner Truth Radio with Margaret Prescod. Fallon’s observations begin at the 7:40-minute mark. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM.
https://www.salon.com/2020/10/17/farmers-have-long-memories-trumps-climate-record-could-hurt-him-in-iowa_partner/ Farmers have long memories: Trump’s climate record could hurt him in Iowa In rural Iowa, farmers bearing the brunt of climate change may play an outsize role in electing the next president JUDITH LEWIS MERNIT OCTOBER 17, 2020 4:23PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Capital & Main. Keith Puntenney never gave his permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cut through his Iowa farmland. When, in 2016, the state took the land anyway, he and several other landowners sued regulators for trespass, on Continue reading →
Farmers Have Long Memories: Trump’s Climate Record Could Hurt Him in Iowa Farmers Have Long Memories: Trump’s Climate Record Could Hurt Him in Iowa In rural Iowa, farmers bearing the brunt of climate change may play an outsize role in electing the next president. by Judith Lewis Mernit Published on October 14, 2020 Keith Puntenney never gave his permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cut through his Iowa farmland. When, in 2016, the state took the land anyway, he and several other landowners sued Continue reading →
Central College student Tiffany Van Gilst participated in the Climate Crisis Parade earlier this year and continues to speak out about the urgency of climate action and the importance of people from different generations working together.
[Link to the original interview] American Voter: Kathy Byrnes Al Jazeera asks the same key questions about the presidential election to voters across the United States. Kathy Byrnes’s top election issue is climate change [Al Jazeera] 7 Oct 2020 US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States. Trump has been focusing on “law and order”, Biden has been trying to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement, and whether Trump Continue reading →
I met Ed Fallon when we were both in our early 20s. I was looking for a third roommate in my run-down, three-story, sloped-floor apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts, on the border of Cambridge. He was an itinerant musician, believer in all causes to save our planet, and general nice guy. We campaigned against nuclear power together, and I followed his trajectory as he grew from farming his family property in Ireland, to winning a seat in the Iowa house of representatives, to hosting a radio talk-show and, in the past few years, to organizing the longest climate-change march in history.
"We can't have continued expansion of the fossil fuel infrastructure," said Fallon, who walked the entire pipeline path in opposition to the project. "Without the pipeline, oil isn’t going to be extracted. Without the pipeline, oil isn't going to be burned and the carbon won't find its way to the atmosphere."
The volunteers, some dressed up as penguins to memorialize the loss of the world’s second-largest emperor penguin colony last April on Antarctica, were especially concerned with whether candidates supported the Dakota Access Pipeline, which crosses 18 Iowa counties carrying oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The proposal by the Texas-based company Energy Transfer to double its capacity is “hands down the biggest climate story here in Iowa,” Fallon says.
Dear Friends, Before we share positive news about the Climate Crisis Parade, please take a moment to donate. Bold Iowa was a key leader in organizing the Parade (check out some of the photos here), and we need your support as we move forward in 2020. Ok, so you’re wondering about the title of this message: One Million Californians March for Climate Action in Iowa. Shortly before the Caucuses, Andrew Yang referenced Iowa’s huge influence on the presidential nomination process, saying, “I did the math; Continue reading →