The long struggle against the Black Snake, the Dakota Access Pipeline, is facing new threats.
Your voice is needed. For though the resistance at Standing Rock has been forcibly paused and oil now flows through the Dakota Access pipeline, the struggle to protect the health and safety of the tribe and people downstream isn’t over. Quickly and quietly, Energy Transfer Partners is planning to more than double the amount of oil DAPL carries, to more than a million barrels a day. And they’re doing this — once more — without the consent of the people.
It’s time to stand again with Standing Rock.
Big Oil assures us that increasing oil flow through pipelines isn’t dangerous, but U.S. regulators say their information doesn’t back that claim. And tar sands crude — the type of oil DAPL carries — is a special threat: corrosive to infrastructure, it caused a million-gallon spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan not long ago. The United States suffers hundreds of liquid pipeline incidents every year. Why should we trust Big Oil’s word?
Between now and the deadline for input on Aug. 9, we will do everything we can to ensure a public hearing — the first step in stopping DAPL from becoming twice as dangerous. The Black Snake’s presence must not be allowed to fester and grow without pushback from every corner of Turtle Island. Will you stand with us once again to ensure the safety of our people and our sacred land and water?
Wopila Tanka — Thank you for making a difference! Mni Wiconi.
Chase Iron Eyes
The Lakota People’s Law Project
Tell the North Dakota Public Service Commission to host a public hearing. The deadline for your feedback is Aug. 9. Wopila for adding your voice! Click here to send your message:Chase Iron Eyes, Dakota People’s Law Project
Stopping the proposed expansion of the Dakota Asccess Pipeline is a priority for Bold Iowa.
Bold Iowa is currently focused on two priorities:
(1) Stopping the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and
(2) Pressuring presidential candidates to promise to declare a climate emergency on Day One of their presidency.
Yes, pressuring, not simply asking. We’re at the point where gently coercing America’s political leadership to embrace small steps isn’t enough.
We need an all-out assault against climate chaos — a Green New Deal. We need bold action, not timid half-measures. It must come from more than a handful of organizations. We need a cascade of people rising, a swell so deep and broad that it won’t simply be written off as a fringe anomaly.Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CT
Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dakota Access Proposes to Increase Oil Flowing Through Iowa
Bold Iowa responds, requesting public hearing in Story County
DES MOINES, IOWA — Dakota Access (DA) announced in a filing yesterday to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) that it plans to increase the amount of oil flowing through its pipeline across Iowa by altering the pump station near Cambridge, Iowa, in Story County just north of Des Moines. DA claims it needs no additional authorization from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) to proceed. Bold Iowa disagrees and today filed a response, requesting that the IUB schedule a public hearing in Story County.
Bold Iowa’s filing states, “Dakota Access’s proposal raises so many unanswered questions it is not possible for Bold Iowa, the general public, the IUB, nor concerned state and local elected officials to fully grasp the impact of the proposed expansion without adequate time and study. The involvement of landowners along the route, Story County residents, and all Iowans concerned about the broader impacts of the pipeline is essential. Thus, Bold Iowa requests that the IUB hold a public hearing in Story County where DA officials and IUB representatives are available to answer any and all questions from Iowans who have concerns about DA’s proposed expansion.”