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Pipeline Not a Done Deal! Coalition Members Stand for Iowa’s Land and Water in Court

On December 15th, 2016, over 125 Iowans from across the state stood in solidarity for Iowa’s land, water, landowner rights, and future generations. We made clear that the Dakota Access Bakken pipeline must be stopped. The Iowa Sierra Club and eight Iowa landowners had their day in court this morning to argue before a judge why eminent domain should not […]

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Iowa Utility Board, Revoke the Permit!

On Monday, December 5th, members of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition delivered the following letter to the IUB demanding they revoke Dakota Access’ Bakken Pipeline permit. Thanks to Coalition partner Jess Mazour at Iowa CCI for capturing this great video of pipeline fighter Brenda Brink of Huxley, IA reading the letter at the IUB. Press from the day can be […]


Stand With Iowa December 15th!

Iowa Needs You! CALLING ALL WATER PROTECTORS & PIPELINE FIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE MIDWEST   Stand up for Iowa! Protect our soil, water, health, climate, and future. Join with pipeline fighters and water protectors from across the Midwest on Thursday, December 15th in Des Moines, Iowa. We will stand with Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition partners Iowa Sierra Club and BOLD […]

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Action Alert: Help Stop Violence Against Standing Rock’s Water Protectors

Our Relatives at Standing Rock Need Your Help Today We have watched the escalating brutality of the Morton County, North Dakota sheriff’s office and their out-of-state bullies for months as they protect private oil interests instead of the rights of people. Dog attacks, misleading information in the press, security planes flying night and day over the camps scrambling phone reception, […]


Call on Banks to Divest with a Divestment Blitz!

JOIN THE BLITZ! The blitz continues! Organizers of the successful postcard blitz are calling you to take to let the banks financing Dakota Access know they should divest. Join us Nov 9th through Nov 23rd! Join the updated facebook event for more information. Join this national call to action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline! It’s easy and only takes […]


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Help from Home! Join the Postcard Blitz Friday!

  JOIN THE POSTCARD BLITZ THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th! Join this national call to action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline! It’s easy and only takes a minute. Step 1: Share this event with all your friends who stand with #NoDAPL. Step 2: Get two postcards and two stamps. Step 3: Address them to… President Obama The White House 1600 […]


Voices Against the Pipeline–Kathy Cullin Meyer

The following was published as a guest opinion column in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on October 12th, 2016. Thank you, Kathy, for being such an amazing water protector! Dakota Access Pipeline would disrupt the flow of nature In August, I was arrested in Boone for attempting to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. I am opposed to the pipeline […]

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Protesters aren’t arsonists

Twice now Kathy Holdefer, a water protector and pipeline protestor from Mingo, Iowa, has corrected Iowa media on their spin following assumed arson at Dakota Access’ Bakken pipeline construction sites. The following was published in the Newton Daily News on Monday, October 24th.       Once again, it’s been insinuated that “protestors” of the Bakken pipeline are responsible for […]


MAP: The Dakota Access Pipeline’s Current Construction Progress from the Iowa Informer

The following is reposted with permission from the Iowa Informer. The interactive map is available on their website. The Dakota Access Pipeline’s Current Construction Progress By Gavin Aronsen October 8, 2016 A close-up of the pipeline’s route through the Ames area. Image: BakkenPipelineMap.com Using the crowdsourced data visualization tool MapStory, Ames resident Nitin Gadia has put together a detailed map […]

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Resistance is working! Join us to keep it growing…

We know that the financial backers of Dakota Access’ Bakken pipeline are getting nervous. Our actions are making an impact. The time is now to stop this pipeline for good. We invite you to join in the growing resistance at these upcoming actions! The Mississippi River is now the frontline of direct action to stop the pipeline. Water protectors are […]