BOLD IOWA — building rural-urban coalitions to impact the climate crisis — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11:00 am CT Contact Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or [email protected] — www.boldiowa.com Bold Iowa asks Iowa Utilities Board to stop DAPL expansion New video shows strong statements by President and Vice President against DAPL expansion Des Moines, Iowa — Bold Iowa director, Ed Fallon, submitted a letter today to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) asking the Board to revisit its 2020 decision and stop expansion of Continue reading →
April 15, 2021 Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris — We write on behalf of Bold Iowa regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As of last week, Dakota Access has begun work on its pumping station near Cambridge, Iowa, with the intent of doubling the flow of oil. We ask you to immediately shut down DAPL before the expansion proceeds any further. We ask this for two reasons. First, in response to repeated questioning from Bold Iowa activists in 2019, you both spoke clearly Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or [email protected] Website: www.boldiowa.com Presidential candidates speak out about DAPL Most Democratic candidates for president oppose doubling the oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline — but not Biden, Bloomberg, and Klobuchar. DES MOINES, IOWA — Over the past three months, Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dogs have asked all the major Democratic presidential candidates to say where they stand on Energy Transfer’s proposal to double the flow of oil through the Dakota Continue reading →
To their credit, ten out of seventeen candidates are against increasing the flow of oil to 1.1 million barrels per day. Yet, we've been surprised and disheartened that the media have almost completely ignored this new threat. With the candidates are speaking out, perhaps that will change. ... Biden says he's against pipelines. Immediately after that, he says he wants to replace existing pipelines, which would lock in further greenhouse gas emissions.
Dear Friends, FIRST … On Friday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m. at The Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St. in Chicago, Dakota Access Pipeline opponents will hold a rally and march to demand that Illinois Governor Jay Pritzer declare a climate emergency and halt doubling the capacity of the pipeline. Some of Iowa’s water protectors are hoping to join our friends in Illinois. SECOND … We witnessed an historic groundswell of climate-strike actions last Friday, garnering attention across Iowa and around the world. Des Moines: Here’s Continue reading →
With the recent collapse of the second largest Emperor Penguin colony, Bold Iowa’s Climate Refugee Penguins greeted presidential candidates at the entrance to the Polk County Steak Fry with a poignant message about the tragedy of extinction in the New Climate Era. Penguins danced to R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” as the Fossil Fuel Reaper cut them down one by one with his sickle. The Reaper then began to take out humans, with the message that climate change threatens all of us with extinction.
Dear Friends, Last Friday, 75 Bold Iowa supporters came to Ritual Cafe and cast votes for their top five presidential candidates. While not scientific, the results are instructive, with four takeaways of particular interest. Here’s how it broke out: 16.6% – Elizabeth Warren 2.7% – Marianne Williamson 12.7% – Bernie Sanders 1.2% – John Hickenlooper 10.4% – Kamala Harris Continue reading →
Yahoo! Lifestyle Excerpt: Ed Fallon, a commentator on Iowa politics who has been “bird-dogging” candidates — as he put it — for 32 years, thought Harris did well to talk about climate change. But he was not fully satisfied with what he heard. “Mentioning climate change and prioritizing it are two different things,” Fallon said. Continue reading →
Saturday, November 30, 2019 House Party Johnston, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Ed asked Sen. Harris why the climate crisis isn’t everyone’s top priority, comparing the urgency to one’s house being on fire. Harris talked about her history of fighting major polluters in California and in Washington, DC, and about the importance of environmental justice. Unbeknownst to her audience, this was Harris’ last campaign event before dropping out of the race the next day. ******* Saturday, October 12, 2019 Urban Dreams Block Continue reading →