Yesterday, we joined the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition for a powerful rally that lifted up how eminent domain has been abused to take Iowa land for the profit of Dakota Access.
This was just one day after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) signed off on the Bakken Pipeline boring under a sacred Meskwaki burial site. The site is in the Sioux Watershed Management Area, an eco system that is highly sensitive to any disruption.
Landowners, the Meskwaki tribe of Iowa, and citizen activists from around the state have banded together to say: The fight’s not over! You can watch coverage from yesterday’s rally here.
Here is what’s coming up in the #NoBakken fight:
We’re going to be in Pilot Mound on Saturday, June 25 with our floating protest to raise awareness of the risk to Iowa’s waterways. Click here for more details!
There are still plenty of ways this toxic proposal can be shut down: the Army Corps of Engineers has not yet issued their permit for the pipeline, there is a good chance that the Environmental Protection Agency will intervene on the grounds of environmental justice, and Boone County is getting serious about passing a community rights ordinance that could prohibit the abuse of eminent domain.
We will keep you posted in the fight for a clean energy Iowa,
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