Iowa Capital Dispatch: Iowa environmentalists hail Biden’s first-day actions, ask for more

Former state lawmaker Ed Fallon, who runs the nonprofit Bold Iowa, said he hopes Biden will act to block a proposal to double flows in the Dakota Access pipeline, which crosses Iowa. During the campaign, Biden told Iowans he had opposed the pipeline.  “Given President Biden’s clear and strong statements in opposition to (Dakota Access), he needs to step in immediately and prevent the proposed expansion,” said Fallon. “He gave us his word.”

Now more than ever, support Bold action on climate

Dear Friends, Since 2015, Bold Iowa has been a leading voice in our state about the escalating climate crisis. Bold has consistently and persistently focused on climate through efforts to: * Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, * Mobilize 250 climate activists to “bird-dog” presidential candidates, * Organize speaking engagements across the country to increase awareness about our work, * Spearhead the Climate Crisis Parade with 70 coalition partners and over 1,000 participants. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE! Bold Iowa isn’t funded by government handouts Continue reading →

A taste of our own medicine

"[B]efore we start pointing the finger at young people for their shameless neglect of our safety, perhaps we "adults" ought to take a long, hard look in the mirror. After all, the harm their narcissism could cause us likely will be exceeded a thousandfold by the harm our failure to respond to the climate crisis will cause them, their children, and all life to come."

Illinois needs our help

Dear Friends, Earlier this month, Bold Iowa convened a meeting of our supporters and a handful of Illinois allies who’ve worked tirelessly to stop the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). State officials in North Dakota, South Dakota, and most recently Iowa have caved in and given DAPL permission to double the flow of oil. But the Illinois Commerce Commission continues to deliberate. They are the one remaining firewall preventing DAPL from expanding. What can non-Illinois residents do? Every person receiving this message likely Continue reading →

DAPL roller coaster

Hello Bold Iowans, We have an important question for you (scroll down.) But first, there are two big pieces of news to share — one good, one bad. Earlier this week, there was much excitement over a federal judge’s decision to grant the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to strike down the Dakota Access Pipeline’s (DAPL) federal permits. The judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers must complete a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Hopefully, the judge’s next action will be to shut down the Continue reading →

Indianola groups to participate in Climate Crisis Parade

Indianola Advocate Excerpt:  The Indianola Green Team plans to participate in the Climate Crisis Parade on Saturday, Feb. 1, at noon in Des Moines. The group will join more than 70 organizations who will meet at Cowles Commons at 4th and Locust parading to the Iowa Events Center. This is a record number of sponsors for any Iowa action, at least since Iowans marched in solidarity with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement more than 50 years ago.  Continue reading →

Des Moines protest: Climate Change Activists March through Des Moines

The Des Moines Register Excerpt: Hundreds of climate activists filled portions of downtown Des Moines on Saturday to address what they believe is a lack of media coverage of climate issues. ******* Link to original article: By Danielle Gehr, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2020 Excerpt: Hundreds of climate activists filled portions of downtown Des Moines on Saturday to address what they believe is a lack of media coverage of climate issues. The “Climate Crisis Parade” began on Locust Street between Fifth and Fourth Continue reading →

Warren presents ambitious plans to voters in rapidly changing small-town Iowa

Bold Iowa bird dogs, Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon, were mentioned in an article in People’s World on Friday January 17th, after attending Warren’s Town Hall in Marshalltown. They were both asked who they will support in the Iowa Caucus and the following is an excerpt from that arrticle: Attending the rally were Kathy Burns and Ed Fallon of the environmental group Bold Iowa. Burns and Fallon, a former lawmaker and host of the Fallon Forum, have committed to Tom Steyer, who they think has Continue reading →

Tom Steyer

Monday, January 13, 2020 Home of Channing Dutton West Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Bold Iowa supporter and long-time climate activist, Channing Dutton, hosted a meet-and-greet event for Tom Steyer at his house. Climate bird dogs Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon attended, along with about 75 other people. See video below as Kathy asks Steyer a question about farmers and the climate crisis. ******* Sunday, January 5, 2020 Newton Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern Bold Iowa Climate Bird Dog Shaun Ahern Continue reading →