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Trespassing charges dropped against local Grannies for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Trespassing charges against five local members of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future were dismissed by Lee County Judge Gary Noneman on Monday. The Grannies were arrested last fall for entering private property in an attempt to stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline as a drill began to bore below the Mississippi River. […]

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Letter to Obama: Stop the Bakken Pipeline

In a letter to President Barack Obama yesterday, five U.S. senators, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, urged the president to temporarily halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline to allow for a complete environmental and cultural review. In addition to Sanders, the letter was signed by Democratic senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Dianne Feinstein of […]

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Mississippi Stand pipeline protestors evicted but still standing

Activists camping near Montrose, Iowa to protest the Bakken Pipeline packed up camp Thursday after being served eviction papers. The eviction hasn’t stopped the action at the site, known as Mississippi Stand, with more arrests taking place Friday and over the weekend. The site is near construction on the pipeline’s route under the Mississippi River, most […]

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Opinion: Dakota Access Bakken Oil Pipeline Nearing Finish Line in Iowa

By David Goodner Construction of the Dakota Access Bakken oil pipeline along the Iowa portion of the route is nearing completion, according to a statewide construction report from Dakota Access filed with the Iowa Utilities Board late Wednesday. The embattled $3.8 billion infrastructure project would move hydro-fracked crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of […]

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Photos: Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) Rally

Rain didn’t stop nearly 70 people from making their way to the University of Iowa Pentacrest to attend a protest organized by the Native American Student Association. The irony of the pouring rain falling on the Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) banner was not lost of those in attendance. Huddled on the steps of the […]

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Snake in the Grass: Your guide to understanding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) Rally Pentacrest — Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. By Eleanore Taft and Zak Neumann What is DAPL? The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), also known as the Bakken Pipeline, was proposed by Dakota Access, LLC (a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, TX), and is projected to transport 470,000–570,000 […]

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Stand with Standing Rock on the Pentacrest Thursday night

Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) Rally Pentacrest — Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The Native American Student Association at the University of Iowa will host a rally against the Bakken Pipeline on the Pentacrest in Iowa City Thursday, Sept. 22. The rally, called Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life), will take place from 5:30 to […]

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Photos: Pipeline protest results in almost 40 arrests

Cars and signs lined Mississippi River Road in Sandusky, Iowa, on Saturday. Nearly 150 people gathered to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to run underneath the Mississippi river into Illinois. Protesters gathered at the entrance to the pipeline worksite and eventually moved on to the property, passing pipeline security […]

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Photos: Protesters march against Bakken Pipeline in Lee County

Over one hundred people gathered near a small cemetery in Lee County on Saturday with one common purpose: to protest the advancement of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Mississippi River. Standing in front of the cemetery where his father is buried, Lee County resident and vocal pipeline opponent Hughie Tweedy addressed the group and […]

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Stop the Snake: Bakken Pipeline resistance actions tomorrow

The proposed Bakken Pipeline will cut our state in half, running south of Iowa City through Keokuk, Jefferson, Van Buren and Lee Counties — this contentious project that threatens eminent domain and land rights of Iowans, threatens our water and other natural resources and threatens the homes and sacred spaces of our First Nations tribes […]

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Activist arrests take place at Bakken Pipeline protests; local group to hold informational meeting at ICPL

Residents of Iowa City and the surrounding area are gathering this Friday, Sept. 2, to discuss the Bakken Oil Pipeline and the threat it poses to Native American reservations, the environment and farm land and the property rights of individuals. The meeting will take place at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room B […]

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Delays loom ahead for Iowa Bakken pipeline

The Iowa segment of the Dakota Access pipeline could be delayed after the recent discovery of a possible archaeological site in northwest Iowa. If confirmed, further delays to the controversial project would come from relocation and rerouting of that part of the pipeline. Construction has already begun on the 1,150-mile pipeline through Illinois, North Dakota […]

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