Author: Mark Hefflinger

Bold Alliance Responds to Trump Action on Keystone XL

The President can do two things to remove certain obstacles to the permitting of the the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline, if TransCanada reapplies. First, he can rescind Executive Order 11423 governing transboundary pipelines, eliminating the need for a National Interest Determination and review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Even without that step, second […]
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Tiny Solar Barns for Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Bold Alliance launched a fundraiser to build Tiny Solar Barns to shelter Water Protectors at Standing Rock who are holding the line against the Dakota Access pipeline. (Thank you to all who donated! Scroll down to see the donor thank-you signs.) Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first of the structures were delivered, insulated, and solar installed. “Everybody […]
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Bold Alliance Joins 173 Groups in Letter Opposing Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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Today, Bold Alliance joined 173 environmental and citizens’ groups in a joint letter urging all U.S. Senators to reject Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. (View the full letter below.) Pruitt, the former Oklahoma Attorney General, has actively worked against the mission of the EPA he has been nominated to lead — […]
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Community and Conservation Groups Blast FERC Findings on Fracked-Gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

America’s next big pipeline fight is emerging in the mountain towns and farming communities of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. With the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) poised to rubber-stamp Dominion Resources’ proposed $5 billion fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, landowners, community leaders and their allies are taking inspiration from the water protectors at Standing Rock […]
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Coalition Statement: What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonna@sacredstonecamp.org, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 Eryn Wise (IIYC), eryn.ontheroad@gmail.com, (602) 769-8444   Coalition Statement: What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock? Cannon Ball, ND — We, the below stated, are a coalition of […]
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Obama Administration Denies Final Dakota Access Easement Permit; Army Corps Orders Review of Route, Full Environmental Impact Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 4, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Obama Administration Denies Final Dakota Access Easement Permit; Army Corps Orders Review of Route, Full Environmental Impact Statement Cannon Ball, N.D. — The Obama administration announced on Sunday that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the final easement permit application needed to […]
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Bold Joins 420 Organizations Calling on 17 Banks to Stop Funding Dakota Access Pipeline

Bold Alliance on Nov. 30 joined 420 civil society organizations from more than 50 countries in a joint open letter to the seventeen banks providing a $2.5 billion project loan to Dakota Access. The letter, endorsed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, demands that the banks involved immediately halt all further disbursements of the loan […]
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Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures, Hundreds Injured

Morton County sheriff’s department is using a f**king water cannon on our water protectors! Its 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now. pic.twitter.com/5S5JaIrRgK — Dallas Goldtooth (@dallasgoldtooth) November 21, 2016 “President Obama has no choice at this point but to step in and protect human lives. The police in North Dakota are listening to orders from […]
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PETITION to Pres. Obama: Declare a Standing Rock National Monument to stop Dakota Access

The Dakota Access pipeline would carry some of the dirtiest oil on the planet across four states, putting at risk farms, Native sacred places, critical water sources, and our fight against climate change. Law enforcement has already attacked the peaceful resistance at Standing Rock in North Dakota, and arrested journalists and water protectors in the […]
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Over 350 Turn Out for Bold’s NoDAPL Solidarity Rally in Omaha, 150 Attend Rally in Des Moines

WATCH: Omaha World-Herald reports from the #NoDAPL Rally at the Army Corps office in Omaha. WATCH: Facebook Live video of the Omaha rally, courtesy of Bold Iowa. Posted by Bold Iowa on Tuesday, November 15, 2016   Posted by Bold Iowa on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 MORE PRESS COVERAGE: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gather in […]
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