Hughie Tweedy is a farmer in southeast Iowa near Montrose, whose property is in the path of the proposed Bakken oil pipeline. On August 29, 2015, he threw a party protesting the pipeline, and thousands showed up. Ed Fallon interviews Hughie, as well as Keith Puntenney, a lawyer who is working to protect landowners in the proposed path.
“My father was a conservationist and naturalist and planted these trees… you think I’m gonna let a pipeline go through here? I planted 30,000 trees on this farm by hand. This land is my father’s legacy, my family’s heritage, my sacred earth, and it is not for sale.”
To submit a petition to the Iowa Utilities Board to protest the use of eminent domain for the proposed Bakken oil Pipeline, go to http://www.nobakken.com/wp/2015/01/12….
To read about Ed’s travels as he walked along the Iowa route of the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, and when he first met Hughie, go to http://fallonforum.com/iowa-pipeline-…. Press Next to scroll through his journey.