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Stand with Iowa December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stand With Iowa December 15th!
Iowa Needs You!
CALLING ALL WATER PROTECTORS & PIPELINE FIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE MIDWEST
Stand up for Iowa! Protect our soil, water, health, climate, and future.
Join with pipeline fighters and water protectors from across the Midwest on Thursday, December 15th in Des Moines, Iowa.
We will stand with Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition partners Iowa Sierra Club and BOLD Iowa at their day in court. Together, we will stand for the Missouri, Des Moines, South Skunk, and Mississippi Rivers. We will stand with the Iowa landowners contesting abuse of eminent domain. We will stand for the protection of our children, our communities, and our futures.
We need a big crowd, and we need you there! The state needs to see that our numbers are growing!
What: Stand with Iowa Rally! to tell Iowa’s courts they must shut this pipeline down
Where: Polk County Courthouse, 500 Mulberry St. Des Moines, IA
Date: Thursday, December 15th
Time: Gather at 8 AM outside courthouse; hearing from 9 am to 11 am; march to Cowles Common 11: 15 am; Rally at Cowles Common at 11:30 am
More information: Visit our facebook event page or this website for updates
We will meet at the courthouse at 8 am to fill the room with water protectors! Together, we will stand with those testifying on behalf of Iowa’s land and water. Please respect courthouse rules: no signs, no phones inside the courthouse (outside at the rally ok). Pipeline fighter t-shirts are ok. Following the hearing, we will march four blocks to Cowles Common for a rally. Tweet #StandForIowa and #NoDAPL to show your solidarity and support!
We’ve been mad ever since the Iowa Utilities Board, relying on empty promises and misinformation from Dakota Access, threw Iowans under the bus when it approved the Dakota Access’ Bakken pipeline last March. Now, on December 15th, we will finally get our day in court when lawyers representing both landowners and water and soil protectors appear before an appeals judge to show that the IUB, in approving the pipeline, violated legal precedent and ignored the safety of Iowa’s soil, water, and, most importantly, its citizens.
Make no mistake; even if Dakota Access were to complete the pipeline construction, and even if it were to begin transporting its water-threatening, climate-disrupting fracked oil, the court has the authority to shut it down. This historic legal proceeding provides the perfect backdrop for all of us opposed to the pipeline to stand together and demand that the injustice perpetrated by Governor Branstad’s unelected, three-person board be undone.
We need you on the 15th to stand with us to protect Iowa’s rivers, soil, communities, climate, and public health! We are on the right side of history and we won’t back down.
The Bakken pipeline Resistance Coalition