What a beautiful day yesterday!

In the largest act of civil disobedience on the pipeline issue in Iowa to date, 28 everyday Iowans took an arrest blocking the roadways into Dakota Access’s worker staging area outside of Boone.

Over 150 of you were there to send a powerful message to Dakota Access and other decision makers that resistance to the Bakken pipeline – from North Dakota through Iowa – is strong and growing.

We gathered to say NO to Big Oil, and to stand up for our land, water and democracy. Thank you to everyone who drove from near and far to make today a huge success.

>>Check out photos from the day here and stay tuned for more planned actions.

BUT we need you with us this Friday when we meet Dakota Access head on in court to determine whether Big Oil can restrict our right to future protests and acts of civil disobedience.

Can you join us? Meet us Friday at the CCI headquarters (2001 Forest Ave, Des Moines) at 12:30 as we prepare to head downtown to the U.S. District Court to tell Dakota Access and the public that we won’t be silenced. RSVP here.

Again, bold action doesn’t come without a cost. We anticipate our legal fees for fighting Dakota Access in court will cost between $5,000 -$10,000. Chip in here to help with legal fees.

I’m inspired. I hope you are, too. This may be our first act of peaceful civil disobedience on the Bakken pipeline, but it won’t be our last.


Adam Mason
State Policy Organizing Director

P.S. A fundraiser page to support bail and other legal fees for those arrested will be posted soon. Stay tuned.

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IEDA State Incentive Package

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Click the links below to read the Economic Impacts of Prestage in Wright County by Dave Swenson, Iowa State University Department of Economics.

Prestage Impacts Powerpoint

Expected Regional Economic Impact of a Regional Impacts – Prestage Hog Slaughtering Facility in Wright County