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The oil is flowing, but one Cedar Rapids lawyer continues Iowa’s fight against the DAPL

Based on first impression, Wally Taylor doesn’t seem like a lawyer anyone would describe as a pit bull. But first impressions can be misleading. Sitting in the small, book-lined office of his one-man law practice in Cedar Rapids, Taylor has a genial, upbeat demeanor as he discusses his four-decade-long career practicing environmental law. But even though his demeanor never changes, his clear determination to keep fighting until all options are exhausted show why his colleague Carolyn Raffensperger calls him a pit bull. […]

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Iowa City NoDAPL protest urges divestment, solidarity

By Lauren Shotwell and Emma Husar Anti-pipeline protesters occupied the lobbies of U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack’s office and the downtown Iowa City branches of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank on Wednesday before hanging banners off the Burlington and Riverside pedestrian bridge in solidarity with protesters at Standing Rock. The protests happened as the 2 p.m. […]

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Army nixes DAPL crossing near Standing Rock

Bakken Pipeline, Zak Neumann

The Department of the Army denied an easement over the weekend that would have allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross under Lake Oahe just a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The location raised concerns about future impacts on water and environmental quality and disturbing sacred grounds. Protests near the North Dakota […]

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Letter to Obama: Stop the Bakken Pipeline

Bakken Pipeline, Zak Neumann

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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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 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With protests and actions in North Dakota and in the Iowa counties of Boone and Lee, advocates of First Nations, environmental activists and libertarian opponents of eminent domain have made their voices heard, and have […]

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