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.
The Iowa Legislature Is Now In Session
Bakken Pipeline Proposed to Cross Iowa
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.
Bakken Pipeline - Iowa Utilities Board will deliberate Feb. 8 to 11
The Iowa Chapter presented 9 witnesses who provided testimony at the formal Iowa Utilities Board hearing, which ran from November 16 through December 7. The next stage involved the legal teams submitting briefs about the legal issues and testimony. To see the Chapter's opening brief. To see the Chapter's final brief. The Utilities Board will review the briefs. Then IUB will be deliberating the issues on February 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2016, from 1 to 4 pm at the IUB Hearing Room, 1375 E Court Ave, Des Moines. There will be no public comment during the deliberations. No date has been set for a decision.