“Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition Takes On Pipeline Pox in Iowa”

 Featuring Barbara Schlachter

Monday, February 2nd from 7 to 8:30pm

Friends Meetinghouse (1704 Roberts Court)

Barbara Schlachter

Pipeline Pox is breaking out here in Iowa, your neighbor to the South.  Many of us have been Keystone XL pipeline fighters for years joining Bold Nebraska. More recently we have become aware that Wisconsin and Minnesota are dealing with their own version of the Pox.  And now it has come home.  Dakota Access wants to run a pipeline from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota on a diagonal across Iowa, from the NW to the SE, going through 18 counties.  What are the implications of this for Iowa?  What strange bed-fellows are becoming fast-track pipeline fighters here at home?  And, finally, are the Great Plains becoming a “sacrifice zone?”

350 Madison is excited to welcome Barbara Schlachter, an Episcopal priest who has been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline for four years (including an arrest at the White House with 350.org and daughter-in-law Laura Hanson Schlachter in August 2011).  She’s the co-founder of 100Grannies for a Livable Futere and the Iowa City Climate Advocates, affiliated with Citizens Climate Lobby.  Most recently she has become a member of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition.

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