Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 9/12/16

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Continues, 19 Arrested in Iowa

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
Author 46357
Message Scott Galindez

See original here

Protest against Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa.
Protest against Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa.
(Image by (photo: Scott Galindez/RSN))
  Details   DMCA

One hundred and fifty Iowans converged on an active construction site in Boone County, Iowa. Nineteen activists were arrested while peacefully blocking an access road to the construction site. The action came one day after President Obama halted construction in North Dakota at the Missouri River crossing. Obama's ruling did not halt construction in Iowa, where the governor has supported the project from the beginning.

I spoke with two landowners with land adjacent to the protest. Both opposed the use of eminent domain to force landowners to allow the pipeline to cross through their lands. The owner of the land across the road from the protest pointed to his well, which is only 100 yards from the pipeline. He called the process that got the project approved in Iowa corrupt.

Carolyn Raffensperger, the executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, said that Obama's decision to delay the pipeline's crossing of the Missouri River offers hope that on other stretches of land where the Army Corp of Engineers has to issue permits, there might be similar action.

This was the second protest that ended in arrests in the last two weeks in Iowa, where a coalition of groups has vowed to continue to risk arrest to stop construction of the pipeline.

Reader Supported News is the Publication of Origin for this work. Permission to republish is freely granted with credit and a link back to Reader Supported News.

 

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Scott Galindez Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Scott Galindez is a graduate of Syracuse University, a US Army veteran, and currently the Political Director of ReaderSupportedNews.org. Scott's activism began at an anti-nuclear vigil in Lafayette "Peace Park" across from the White House. Scott (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Symone Sanders: "We Must Commit Ourselves to a Multiracial Political Revolution"

Bernie Sanders: I Have Not Suspended My Campaign

Will Elizabeth Warren Change Her Mind?

Bernie Sanders Will Hold Rally in Philadelphia

Bernie Sanders: "Elections Come and Go, Revolutions Never End"

Bernie Sanders: "Sandra Bland Arrest Outrageous"