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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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Two anti-DAPL activists surrender to authorities in Des Moines after admitting to attacks on the pipeline

Two Des Moines women were taken into custody by the Iowa State Patrol on Monday, following a press conference in which they admitted to damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and equipment used to build and maintain the pipeline. […]

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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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Iowans urged to join Dakota Access Pipeline petition drive

BOLD Iowa, an Iowa group supporting renewable energy options, is pushing to make sure Iowa is included in a federal review of how the Dakota Access Pipeline will affect the environment. The group is asking people across the state to sign its petition in time for a Feb. 20 deadline set by the U.S. Army […]

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Army nixes DAPL crossing near Standing Rock

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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Iowa City and Cedar Rapids NoDAPL activists hold banks accountable

About 30 people gathered at Wells Fargo Bank and U.S. Bank in downtown Iowa City Wednesday to urge them to stop funding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Another action today at the downtown Cedar Rapids Wells Fargo Bank drew roughly 25 people. Activists handed out leaflets and spoke to bank customers and passersby in Iowa […]

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Community members voice opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

Over a hundred community members gathered outside the Army Corps of Engineers offices near the Coralville Dam as part of a National Day of Action in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. People of all ages held signs and voiced their concerns about the use of eminent domain and the pipeline’s impact on the environment […]

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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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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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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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