Pipeline meetings could be decisive

Pipeline fighters!

The Iowa Utilities Board meets this week, and while it’s unclear what will happen, the Board could make a decision on whether to approve or reject Dakota Access’ request for the power of eminent domain.

In defense of Iowa farmers, landowners, water and our climate, we should be there in force! The Board, state officials and the media need to know that we’re vigilant – and that we’re going to respond if any kind of decision is made. The meetings are this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 at 1375 E Court Ave in Des Moines. Let me know if you can be there for even an hour. Every body and every voice matters.

And yes, I see we have a little weather event going on today as well. If this prairie blizzard keeps you tucked away, you can still monitor the IUB meetings by live-streaming at https://iowautilitiesboard.eduvision.tv/LiveSched.aspx. The Board will know that public interest is high whether you’re in the meeting room itself or watching remotely.

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On today’s Fallon Forum, Dr. Charles Goldman and I debrief the Iowa Caucuses – both Democratic and Republican – and we welcome your input. Have you got a crazy caucus story to share? (Who doesn’t, right?) Is it time to ditch the Caucuses in exchange for something different, say . . . actually voting? Whatever post-caucus crud is stuck in your craw, give us a call while we’re live on the air, and get it out of your system. The number to call is (515) 528-8122.

Listen to the Fallon Forum live Mondays, 11:00-12:00 noon CST on La Reina KDLF 1260 AM (Des Moines) and online. The program re-broadcasts Wednesday on KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames) at 4:00 p.m. and Monday at 6:00 a.m. on WHIV 102.3 FM (New Orleans). Check-out podcasts here.

Thanks! – Ed Fallon

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