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Making history! SEHN intervening in the Bakken Pipeline on behalf of Future Generations

Press Release: Fight against pipeline proposals in the Midwest will continue with Dakota Access Pipeline and Upland Pipeline

(original post on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, with the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition 


Iowa Utilities Board hearings will be held Nov 12 - Dec 3


Beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, the Science & Environmental Health Network will be amongst the many voices from coalitions, community groups, and citizens in Iowa calling for decision makers to consider future generations.


A lawyer will present testimony opposing a large, crude oil pipeline that will cross the Heartland. Members of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, students, landowners and community representatives have filed written testimony to the Iowa Utilities Board opposing the project. This hearing is important because the Bakken Pipeline is designed to replace Keystone XL (read more about this in the Press Release).


It is also unique because, for the first time, future generations will be represented in an executive branch hearing. SEHN has been granted intervenor status to intervene on behalf of future generations.

Read SEHN's Witness statements below.

Carolyn Raffensperger - Direct testimony

Rhiannon Chance Hanson - Direct Testimony 


Witnesses representing the Sierra Club include expert climate scientist and Iowa native, James Hansen - Direct testimony

For more direct testimony from the Sierra Club, visit:

This document, uploaded to the Iowa Utilities Board’s online docket, contains more details on the schedule for the public hearing on the Bakken Pipeline.

Procedural Schedule for proposed Bakken Pipeline

Join the Fight

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