Bakken Pipeline Resistance Iowa Meetings

Bakken Pipeline Proposed Route(Editor’s Note: Cheryl Valenta, Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, announced three informational meetings in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls and Iowa City about the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline proposed to the Iowa Utilities Board in January).

Have you heard about the proposed crude oil pipeline project that will cut through 18 counties in Iowa?

The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition will host an informational meeting and conversation at the Cedar Rapids Public Library about the proposed Bakken oil pipeline on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Beems Auditorium, rooms A and B. Taylor Broby, an ISU student from North Dakota and Cheryl Valenta with the coalition will speak, and a short video will be shown with time for questions. Plan to attend to learn about the potential impact to Iowans. Bakken Pipeline information can be found at

Another opportunity: the Iowa City Sierra Club will host a similar meeting at the Iowa City Public Library on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Wally Taylor, chair, Iowa Sierra Club and Cheryl Valenta will speak.

Earlier that day, UNI is hosting a conference “The Ethics of Energy Production,” UNI Maucker Union, April 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Discussion will relate to the proposed Bakken crude oil project, and the Rock Island Clean Line project, with representatives from all angles speaking on these issues. This conference is free, but you must register by calling: 319-273-6194. Full details are here:

Please take the time to be informed on these important issues. The future of Iowa depends on people who care about the earth.

We hope you can join us. Thanks.

Cheryl Valenta
Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition

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