On September 8 and 9 there will be national days of action against the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) #StopETP
Energy Transfer Partners employed private security forces to violently oppress water protectors at Standing Rock. The company also filed a lawsuit against many of the organizations that opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline, including Bold Iowa, saying the protests cost the company $300 million as a result of the delays.
An Iowa #StopETP event has been organized by Ed Fallon, September 8 at 11:00 am on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol building. Prior to the event, please sign the related petition: http://fallonforum.com/petitions/
Sign the petition here: http://fallonforum.com/petitions/
As legal grounds for this petition, we cite “gross partiality” as defined in Chapter 66.26(3) of the Iowa Code. Mr. Lozier’s strong connections to Energy Transfer Partners as the attorney for the MAIN Coalition represent clear partiality, not only toward the Dakota Access pipeline but toward any similar proposals likely to come before the IUB in the future.
When Energy Transfer Partners builds their pipelines, compressor stations, and other projects, this is what happens:
Indigenous sovereignty is violated. ETP destroys sacred sites and does not pursue consent from tribal governments to build new pipelines.
Landowners rights are violated. ETP pursues eminent domain for private profit, forcing landowners to sign over easements. Landowners are consistently lied to about risks, and often do not receive the compensation they are promised.
Air is polluted. ETP’s leaky pipelines rely on compressor stations and processing plants that emit chemicals known to be harmful to humans, animals and the climate.
The climate is harmed. ETP’s pipeline projects are mostly intended to deliver oil and gas to foreign markets