Iowa landowner Cyndy Coppola and Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon on Cyndy’s land where the Dakota Access pipeline is being constructed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 17, 2017
Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, (515) 238-6404 or

Bold Iowa, Landowners To Monitor Spring Pipeline Work

When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring, Iowa farmers and landowners will be watching

Des Moines — When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Cherokee counties, Bold Iowa supporters, farmers and landowners will be watching to make sure the work is done correctly.

“There were way too many problems last year, with soil being worked when it was soaking wet, and with construction debris not being removed from farm fields,” said Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon. “We’ve approached a dozen or so people in those counties who will be keeping their eyes open when work resumes, making sure Dakota Access doesn’t take short cuts or violate the terms of its permit. Dakota Access did enough damage to farmers’ soil and fields last year, and we plan to be vigilant so that doesn’t happen again.”

Click here to view some of landowners’ documentation of violations by Dakota Access: 

Iowa Landowners Document Construction Violations by Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Iowa is part of the Bold Alliance, building a coalition of small-and-mighty groups in rural states to fight Big Oil, protect landowners against the abuse of eminent domain, and work for clean energy solutions while empowering a political base of voters who care about the land and water.

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