What’s Happening

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 […]



We need an EIS of the ENTIRE pipeline route!

Dear friends, In early December, the Army Corps of Engineers under the Obama administration, issued an order for Dakota Access denied granting an easement to Dakota Access to construct their pipeline under Lake Oahe the Missouri River until a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was completed. On January 18th, the US Army Corps finally filed a statement of intent for […]

Defund DAPL! Withdraw by January 14th

The #NoDAPL Mail Blitz team has come up with a new mail campaign and needs your help! You can join in from anywhere. THE GOAL: Get banks to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline so the project is defunded. HOW DO WE DO THAT? By withdrawing our money from banks supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline and instead investing in credit […]



Here’s to our work in 2017!

In 2016, we gathered at rivers, on farms, and in court. We organized and rallied. We risked and took arrest. We joined in solidarity at our allies’ camps at Standing Rock and Mississippi Stand. We did the hard work of collaboration. We showed up. We spoke up. We took action. And together we will continue our work in 2017! Kathy […]

Join a #NoDAPL mail blitz!

Help to defund the Dakota Access pipeline by taking part in a mail blitz! Link to the #NoDAPL mail blitz facebook group here. Link to #DefundDAPL facebook event here. We know that our efforts are helping! We have targeted President Obama, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and now are targeting the big banks funding the project. A re-route is […]



Revoke Dakota Access Pipeline’s Permit by Carolyn Raffensperger

The following was written by Carolyn Raffensperger and originally published in The Des Moines Register on December 14, 2016. Raffensperger is the executive director of the Science & Environmental Health Network and serves on the steering team of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition.     Revoke Dakota Access Pipeline’s Permit   On Thursday, an important case will be heard in […]

More at stake than landowners’ rights by Jonas Magram

The following letter to the editor was written by Jonas Magram of Fairfield, IA and was published in The Gazette on December 27th, 2016. Magram is a member of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition steering team representing Fairfield’s No Bakken Here group and on the executive committee of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club. More at stake than landowners’ […]



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 […]

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 […]