Press Release 2015-03-09

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9:00 a.m. CST – Monday, March 9, 2015
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Fallon to slow down pipeline walk

During the first week of his 400-mile walk along the length of the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline, former Iowa lawmaker Ed Fallon covered 91.4 miles, averaging about 15-16 miles per day. Because he wants to be able to spend more time talking with landowners along the pipeline route, Fallon announced today that he has decided to cut back to about 10 miles per day.

“Even at three miles per hour, I feel rushed,” wrote Fallon. “I realized during Saturday’s walk  from Bladensburg to Hedrick that I was moving too fast, that I needed to slow down. Even if it means extending the walk another two weeks, the decision to walk shorter distances will give me an additional 2-3 hours of potentially quality conversation time with landowners along the route.”

Fallon also said, “Now that I’ve walked through four counties and talked with dozens of landowners, I feel it would be helpful to carry with me a letter laying out my concerns and the concerns of others I have met along the way. I want something I can give to people I meet, or at least leave at their doors if they aren’t home.”


A copy of the letter to landowners is available on Fallon’s website.

Fallon began his walk on March 2nd from near Montrose, Iowa. Fallon served in the Iowa House for 14 years before running for governor (2006) and US Congress (2008). Since 2009, he has hosted the Fallon Forum, a talk show available online and on three Iowa radio stations: KDLF 1260 AM (Des Moines), KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames) and KPVL 89.1 FM (Postville).

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