Author: Mark Hefflinger

Bold Louisiana Joins 70 Organizations Calling on Pres. Obama to Protect Gulf of Mexico

Today, Bold Louisiana & Bold Alliance joined nearly 70 organizations in a letter to Pres. Obama urging him to halt new leasing to drill for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico: “President Obama has a climate legacy we are proud of from stopping Keystone XL and protecting public lands. Families who rely on […]
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Oct. 14-16: Ponca Sacred Corn “Seeds of Resistance” Harvest Tour

In the summer of 2016, members of the Cowboy & Indian Alliance traveled to meet landowners and Tribal Nations in Virginia and West Virginia and plant “Seeds of Resistance” Ponca sacred corn on land that lies in the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines. The harvest of this year’s crop […]
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1200+ Archeologists, Museum Directors Urge Obama Administration to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Destruction of Cultural Resources

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2016 Contact: Beka Economopoulos, 917-202-5479, info@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org 1200+ Archeologists, Museum Directors Urge Obama Administration to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Destruction of Cultural Resources “The destruction of these sacred sites adds yet another injury to the Lakota, Dakota, and other Indigenous Peoples who bear the impacts of fossil fuel extraction and transportation.” […]
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30 Iowans Arrested in Peaceful Demonstration Against Dakota Access Pipeline and Risks to Water

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Adam Mason, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, adam@iowacci.org Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance: 402-577-0315, mark@boldalliance.org   30 Iowans Arrested in Boone County in Peaceful Demonstration Against Dakota Access Pipeline and Risks to Water First of series of direct actions planned by organizers of the “Bakken Pipeline […]
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BOLD IOWA ACTION: Sign the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance

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I pledge, if necessary, to join others somewhere along the route of the Bakken Pipeline to engage in acts of dignified, peaceful civil disobedience that could result in my arrest in order to send the message to stop construction of the pipeline. Click here to sign the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance. The potential trigger for our […]
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BOLD OKLAHOMA PETITION: Plug the Methane Leak Loophole

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Click here to sign the petition: Plug the methane leak loophole. Bold Oklahoma partnered with Earthworks and Stop Fracking Payne County to use special infrared cameras to document local oil and gas wells that are leaking methane — a potent greenhouse gas that is colorless, odorless and a significant contributor to climate change. The team […]
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PRESS RELEASE: Enbridge Announces Investment in Dakota Access Pipeline, Likely Shuts the Door on Sandpiper Pipeline

Enbridge Announces Investment in Dakota Access Pipeline, Likely Shuts the Door on Sandpiper Pipeline Company’s track record raises concerns for Midwest communities Yesterday afternoon, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge announced that, along with Marathon Petroleum, it will make a significant investment in the Bakken Pipeline System, including the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. As part of their […]
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Bold Nebraska Applauds Court’s Reversal of Permit to Import Out-of-State Fracking Wastewater Into Nebraska

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Applauds Court’s Reversal of Permit to Import Out-of-State Fracking Wastewater Into Nebraska District Judge Derek Weimer sides with Sioux County landowners, says Nebraska Oil & Gas Commission overstepped its authority Lincoln, NE — Bold Nebraska applauds District Judge Derek Weimer’s ruling that […]
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As Comment Period Closes, Diverse Voices Call for Overhaul of Fast-Track Pipeline Approval Process

As Comment Period Closes, Diverse Voices Call for Overhaul of Fast-Track Pipeline Approval Process Nationwide Permit No. 12 process, up for renewal, gives blank check to Big Oil Yesterday marked the close of the comment period for the public to weigh in on the renewal of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12). NWP12 serves as a blanket […]
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Enbridge Ordered to Pay $177 Million Over Disastrous Michigan Tar Sands Spill

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, jane@boldnebraska.com, 402-705-3622 Josh Mogerman, jmogerman@nrdc.org, 312-651-7909 Mark Westlund, mark.westlund@sierraclub.org, 510-841-8329 Andy Pearson, andy@mn350.org, 612-600-5951 Mahyar Sorour, mahyar@mpirg.org, 612-627-4035 ext. 306 Marc Fink, mfink@biologicaldiversity.org, 218-464-0539 David Turnbull, david@priceofoil.org, 202-316-3499 Enbridge Ordered to Pay $177 Million Over Disastrous Michigan Tar Sands Spill Washington — The Justice Department and […]
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