Bold Nebraska is best known for our work with an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations and citizens to stop the risky Keystone XL pipeline. We work on issues including eminent domain, clean energy, small family farms and lifting up small businesses who represent the Good Life with our Made in the Neb project. You can find us in the streets, corn fields and in the State Capitol standing up for property rights and standing with citizens as we work to protect the land, water and climate.
Bold Iowa under the Bold Alliance -- led by state director Ed Fallon -- was launched in 2016 with a focus on organizing landowners who were facing eminent domain and seizure of their land for Energy Transfer Partners' proposed Dakota Access pipeline. Actions launched by Bold Iowa ranged from direct nonviolent actions to stop construction of the pipeline, to rallies at the Army Corps and Iowa Utilities Board, petitions to then-President Obama, and a Climate Justice Unity March across the state.
Bold Oklahoma under the Bold Alliance -- led by organizer Mekasi Camp Horinek -- was launched in 2016 to bring together an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations, urban and rural communities in a state of diverse culture. In addition to working in the state of Oklahoma to stop the Plains All-American Diamond Pipeline; expose methane leaks at oil and gas facilities on Tribal lands; work with Tribal Nations to enact fracking moratoriums on their lands; and organize opposition to a state bill targeting peaceful pipeline protests -- while working with Bold, Mekasi spent 6 months organizing on the ground with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
Bold Louisiana under the Bold Alliance -- led by state director Cherri Foytlin -- launched in 2016 to fight Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge pipeline that threatens the state's fragile Atchafalaya Basin and bayou ecosystem, and the frontline communities that have historically been discriminated against and designated a "sacrifice zone" by Big Oil and a fossil fuel-friendly state government. Bold also organized with allies to protect the Gulf from offshore drilling, fracking and unregulated wastewater dumping.