The Trumpstad Report: Eminent Domain

Part of a series on the ties that bind Iowa’s governor and the GOP presidential nominee. Since Energy Transfer Partners first announced its plans for...

Former Lieutenant Governor Under Branstad Says #NeverTrump

This week, former Lt. Gov. Joy Corning told Bleeding Heartland she decided during the GOP primary debates that she couldn't support Donald Trump for...

Obama Administration Halts Bakken Pipeline Construction in North Dakota

On Friday, after a DC District Court judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an injunction to halt construction of the Dakota...

Branstad: “Laughable” to Suggest Bakken Pipeline Approval Was Sure Thing

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday dismissed accusations that he stacked the Iowa Utilities Board with Bakken pipeline sympathizers so the Texas-based Dakota Access LLC...
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Condemnation of “Lawless” Bakken Pipeline Resistance Fails to Grasp the Nature of Political Protest

A coalition established by the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and comprised of pro-pipeline industry groups in Iowa, Illinois, and the Dakotas,...

Shifting Focus to Dakota Access Pipeline, Enbridge Abandons Sandpiper Project

A month ago, the Calgary, Alberta-based energy transportation company Enbridge Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to buy a $1.5 billion stake in...

The Trumpstad Report: Voter Fraud

Part of a series on the ties that bind Iowa’s governor and the GOP presidential nominee. "Nov. 8, we'd better be careful, because that election...

About 30 Arrested at Anti-Pipeline Protest in Boone

After a morning civil disobedience training in Pilot Mound Wednesday, about 30 people protesting Dakota Access LLC's Bakken pipeline were arrested on trespassing charges...

Lawmaker Who Fled GOP Over Trump Pens Op-Ed Critical of CAFOs

State Sen. David Johnson, who in June became the first elected official to leave the GOP in protest of Donald Trump, whom he likened...

Branstad Gives State Troopers Go-Ahead to Arrest Anti-Pipeline Protesters on Wednesday [Updated]

Update, 8/29: Dakota Access LLC has filed a request for a restraining order against Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bold Iowa, and individual leaders...