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June 17 Protect Our Rivers! Flotilla in Pilot Mound, IA  

On June 17th, we will return to the Des Moines River and Pilot Mound for a day of celebration. The river continues to need our protection now more than ever. Please join with us as we celebrate, explore, and share stories on the Des Moines River! First time or 1000th time on the river? All are welcome! This is a […]

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Postponed: Stand with Water Protector Heather Pearson May 24th  

UPDATED May 23rd: We have just been notified that Heather’s trial has been postponed–again. The press conference originally scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled. We will continue to update you as we learn more about her new trial date!   Join with pipeline fighters and water protectors from across the Midwest as we stand with our sister, Water Protector Heather Pearson, […]


Support Indigenous Iowa and Little Creek Camp!

Dear Pipeline Fighters and Water Protectors, Right now, our coalition partner Indigenous Iowa is under attack by Dakota Access Pipeline supporters. Because our work has had a big impact, supporters of Big Oil are afraid of what we can do as our movement keeps growing. This is why they are attacking us now, trying to undercut, discredit, and divide our […]

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Join Us at the People’s Climate Rally! April 29th Des Moines

Join Us at the People’s Climate Rally! SATURDAY, APRIL 29th in DES MOINES On Saturday April 29, Iowans from across the state will join together at the People’s Climate Rally in Des Moines, Iowa to stand up for good jobs, environmental justice, and clean energy. Together, we will take a stand to oppose the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan, […]


What sort of neighbor is Dakota Access?

Iowans have watched for over two years as Dakota Access bullied landowners and bulldozed through democratic public process in our state. It’s time we hold our state leaders accountable to welcoming such a bad neighbor. The Iowa Utility Board’s decision was not right or just. Currently, the Iowa Supreme Court is reviewing cases brought by landowners’ and the Iowa Sierra […]

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POSTPONED: Stand with Water Protector Heather Pearson April 26th!

UPDATED APRIL 24: Heather’s trial has been postponed and will likely be May 5th. We will continue to update you as details are available, but for now please help spread the word that her trial on April 26th in Calhoun County has been POSTPONED.   April 19, 2017 We invite you to join with pipeline fighters and water protectors from […]


Iowa Supreme Court Can & Must Revoke Dakota Access’ Permit!

Iowans Rally at Iowa Supreme Court!   STATE SUPREME COURT CAN AND SHOULD REVOKE PERMIT Yesterday, we stood with Coalition partner Wally Taylor of the Iowa Sierra Club as he filed an appeal to the state supreme court on behalf of all of us. The continued commitment and passion of Iowans are clear in the statements made by the rally’s […]

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Justice for Iowa Rally!

Join Iowans as we take the pipeline fight to the Iowa Supreme Court! Thursday, March 16th 11:00 am to 12:30 pm North Terrace of the Iowa Supreme Courthouse Iowa Judicial Branch Building 111 East Court Avenue Des Moines, IA 50319 RSVP here Facebook event page here Join the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition on Thursday, March 16th to support landowners and […]


Rise with Standing Rock Native Nations Rally

Can’t make it to the national Rise with Standing Rock March happening in Washington D. C. on Friday, March 10? Members of the Meskwaki tribe have organized a solidarity event taking place Friday, March 10 in Des Moines. We’re forwarding their message and hope to see you there! RISE AND JOIN US! Friday, March 10, 2017 11:30am – 1:30pm State […]

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Environmental Impact Study MUST Include Iowa!

We have good news–there has been a win in our ongoing pipeline fight! The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition (BPRC), composed of 30 Iowa organizations, is pleased that the federal government announced late last week that they are moving forward with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access’ Bakken Pipeline near the Missouri River in North Dakota. This decision […]