Signature needed: Stop the Iowa Bakken oil pipeline

The email below is from Emily Harmon, a CREDO activist in Des Moines. Emily started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Emily pressure Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to stop the Iowa Bakken oil pipeline by signing her petition and sharing it with your friends and family?

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Dear 5849376,

A Texas oil company called Transfer Energy Partners just announced plans to build a dangerous oil pipeline through 17 Iowa counties in order to transport dirty, explosive Bakken fracked oil to Gulf of Mexico refineries.

If this pipeline is built, it would seriously harm Iowa's already impaired water quality, threaten the property rights of thousands of everyday Iowans and rural Iowans, and contribute to the catastrophic climate change.

That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, says the following:

Governor Branstad, the Iowa Bakken oil Pipeline will be a climate disaster. Building it could harm Iowa's water quality, contribute to catastrophic climate change, and threaten the property rights of everyday Iowans across the state. You must find that this pipeline is not in the public interest and reject it.

Tell Governor Branstad: Reject the Iowa Bakken oil pipeline.

Pipelines leak -- it's only a matter of when. It has happened already in Arkansas, Michigan, Montana, and North Dakota. When this one leaks it will be a disaster, because the proposed pipeline route closely tracks the Des Moines River watershed across the length of the state, which hundreds of thousands of Iowans depend on for clean drinking water.

Iowa already has enough problems dealing with corporate agriculture and factory farm manure pollution. The last thing we need is Big Oil pumping 320,000 gallons of dirty fracked oil through Iowa every single day.

The Iowa Bakken oil pipeline plan was hatched in secret, and the first Iowans even knew of the proposal was when Transfer Energy Partners sent letters to thousands of property owners asking for permission to come survey their land.

The company and its subsidiary corporations haven't applied for a permit yet, but they are expected to soon. We need to send a strong message calling on Governor Branstad to put communities before corporations and people before profits, politics, and polluters.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Governor Branstad to stop the Iowa Bakken oil pipeline from being constructed?

Thank you for your support.

Emily Harmon

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