For Concerned Iowans

Looking for information about Dakota Access’ Bakken Pipeline? Click on any of the following categories to learn more.


What is Dakota Access’ Bakken Pipeline?

Learn the basics about Dakota Access’ Bakken Pipeline project.

Who is Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)?

Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, is the company proposing the pipeline’s construction. Read more about who Energy Transfer Partners is along with links to ETP’s own fact sheets and transcriptions of public meetings regarding the pipeline hosted by ETP.

Map of the Proposed Pipeline Route

Updated maps are available here thanks to the Iowa Informer.

Dakota Access’ Financial Fact Sheet

Coalition partner Science & Environmental Health Network has put together a financial factsheet about Dakota Access’ current financial troubles.

Economic Critique

Iowa State University economist Dave Swenson offers a powerful critique against the proposed project’s purported economic benefits to the state of Iowa.

Legal and Political Analysis

Carolyn Raffensperger, M.A., J.D., of the Science and Environmental Health Network provides a legal analysis of the proposed project based on the Iowa Constitution and other legal documents.

Soil Health Analysis

Iowa State University Department of Agronomy Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Fenton provides an analysis of the proposed pipeline’s possible impacts to agricultura soil health and quality.

Printable Handouts for your Use

Find handouts detailing what the proposed Bakken Pipeline is and how to submit comments opposing the pipeline to the Iowa Utilities Board. You can take these handouts to community meetings, letter-writing parties, or any event you want.

Videos about the Pipeline

Videographer Roger Routh has compiled informative videos from the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition’s community meeting that took place on December 6th, 2014. The videos include information on economics, what it means to be a good neighbor in Iowa, and a compilation of voices and strategies against the pipeline.