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Join Us to Give Keystone XL The Boot!  

Give Keystone XL The Boot March! Sunday, August 6th at 3PM Lincoln, Nebraska All Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition supporters are invited to the “Give Keystone XL The Boot” march, Sunday, August 6, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The march, co-sponsored by Sierra Club, 350.org, and Bold Alliance, begins at 3PM. Stopping the Keystone (KXL), which has been given the go-ahead by President Trump, is absolutely […]

Photo: Kari Carney

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Iowans to IUB: #RevokeThePermit!

The recent decision by a federal judge ordering a review of the environmental concerns brought forward by the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux tribes opens the door for the state of Iowa to reconsider the permit.  Here’s what Iowans are saying… From Coalition Members Iowa Sierra Club and Science & Environmental Health Network: “On June 14, 2017, the United States […]


Time to #RevokeThePermit! Submit #NoDAPL Complaints to Iowa Utilities Board

Join us in submitting complaints to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB): 1) Write a statement about why the pipeline is bad for Iowa and save it as a PDF for easy upload. Need some examples? Check out comments shared by Iowans. 2) Click here, then look at the top of the page you will see the link to “Submit Filing.” […]

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We can still shutdown the pipeline

The following letter-to-the editor was published on June 22, 2017 in the Newton Daily News. We can still shutdown the pipeline Toxic crude oil has been flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline since June 1, but that still doesn’t mean that the pipeline is a done deal. On top of two lawsuits pending against the Iowa Utilities Board — one […]


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Rally at the Capitol Saturday, July 1st!

Tell Iowa to Revoke the Dakota Access Pipeline Permit! Mni Wiconi – Water Is Life descends on Des Moines, Iowa with music, rousing speeches, a touch of comedy, and a call to action! Our friends at Indigenous Iowa have organized a great event this Saturday. Will you join us as we stand together and call for the Dakota Access pipeline […]


Renewing our commitment to the water! June 17 Flotilla at Pilot Mound

June 19, 2017 Last Saturday, we returned to the Des Moines River for our 2nd annual river protection flotilla at the Dakota Access pipeline’s river crossing. “It was nice to have people there who had never been in a canoe before or on the river even though their drinking water comes from that river,” said Mark Edwards of Boone, IA. […]

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Dakota Access Crude Oil Pipeline Not a Done Deal

Coalition celebrates federal court throwing out DAPL’s permit June 15th, 2017—Des Moines Iowa—Following a stunning federal court decision throwing out Dakota Access’ permit, the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition demands that the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) shut down Dakota Access. Yesterday, a federal judge released his opinion in a case that several Sioux Tribes had brought challenging the Army Corps of […]


from Iowa Informer: TigerSwan’s Surveillance of Protesters in Iowa Continues

The following article, written by Gavin Aronsen, was originally published by Iowa Informer on June 12, 2017.   TigerSwan’s Surveillance of Protesters in Iowa Continues Newly published documents reveal the extent to which the private security firm has tracked the pipeline resistance movement in the state By Gavin Aronsen A TigerSwan employee monitoring pipeline opponents in Boone County. Photo courtesy […]

Photo: Carolyn Raffensperger, from Iowa Informer story