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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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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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Pipeline fight continues this week in Iowa City

The NoDAPL movement is alive and well in Iowa, with numerous actions and events in the coming week. Tonight, supporters will rally ahead of the Iowa City Council meeting where the council will consider a request to divest further from banks that support the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tomorrow, 100 Grannies for a Livable Future and […]

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Party to fight the pipeline this weekend

Environmental and social justice organization Indigenous Iowa has two events planned in Iowa City this weekend, featuring speakers and musical guests. One will take place at Trumpet Blossom Cafe and the other at Blue Moose Tap House. Dave Zollo, Ralston Creek Ramblers and Strange Brew Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Jan 14 at 6 p.m. […]

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Water is Life benefit at Blue Moose to support Standing Rock water protectors

Water is Life Hip Hop #nodapl Benefit Blue Moose Tap House — Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 & 10 p.m. Indigenous Iowa is presenting another event in support of Standing Rock this weekend in Iowa City, following their co-production at The Mill two weeks ago and a Trumpet Blossom event in October. The event tonight, […]

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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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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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