The Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club's members are approximately 5,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
The Iowa Chapter will take action so all Iowans can enjoy clean air, clean water, clean and renewable energy, expansion and protection of natural areas and wildlife and a government that represents people not polluters.
Bakken Pipeline Proposed to Cross Iowa - IUB hearing began November 16, 2015
Iowans are fired up in opposition to the prospect of a crude oil pipeline crossing our state from one corner to another. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), also doing business as Dakota Access, announced plans for a proposed oil pipeline that will run diagonally across Iowa, through 18 counties. It will carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois where it will link with another pipeline that will transport the oil to terminals along the Gulf of Mexico.
The Iowa Chapter has named 9 witnesses who will be providing testimony at the formal IUB hearing, which began on November 16 at the Community Building at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Boone and is expected to continue for three weeks. You are welcome to attend the hearing, however you will not be given an opportunity to speak. See the scheduled dates and times.
The IUB is also live-streaming the hearing here.
Annual Meeting Summary
See a summary of this year's Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting held in October in Johnston.
2016 Legislative Session Opens January 11, 2016
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