Author: Mark Hefflinger

PETITION: Stop the Pipeline Protestor Bill (HB 1123)

Mark Hefflinger
Click here to sign the petition: Stop the Pipeline Protestor Bill (HB 1123)  The Oklahoma Legislature is considering a bill (HB 1123) that would make it illegal to exercise our First Amendment free speech rights and protest near energy industry sites — like along the route of the proposed Diamond Pipeline. The proposed Diamond Pipeline […]
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PETITION: Stop the Diamond Pipeline

The Diamond Pipeline project is a $900 million, 20-inch crude oil pipeline proposed by Plains All American Pipeline and co-funded by Valero Energy that would begin in Cushing, OK and route 440 miles through Oklahoma and Arkansas, terminating at Valero’s refinery in Memphis, Tennessee. The Diamond Pipeline threatens the Arkansas, Mississippi, White and St. Francis […]
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Bold Oklahoma Joins Coalition Fighting Diamond Pipeline

Bold Oklahoma joined #NoPlainsPipeline and the American Indian Movement (AIM) for a press conference at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday, to announce the formation of a coalition working to stop Plains All American’s Diamond Pipeline project — which threatens our water as well as Native American cultural sacred sites and burial grounds along the historic Trail […]
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Press Release: Fight Against Diamond Pipeline Spans Three States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 27, 2017 Contact: Mekasi Camp Horinek, 580-491-4198, Fight Against Diamond Pipeline Spans Three States Coalition press conference at Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday Oklahoma City — A coalition of environmental groups announced Friday they are expanding pipeline fights across three states. Members from several indigenous and environmental groups say they’re coming […]
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Support Bold action to stop Trump, Keystone XL and Dakota Access

While many of us are looking forward to putting 2016 behind us, we here at Bold are reflecting on what was an amazing year of growth for us — and gearing up for big battles to come in 2017. In 2016, the Bold Alliance launched nationwide, expanding on Bold Nebraska’s successful organizing model of unlikely […]
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Bold Oklahoma’s Mekasi Camp Horinek Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline

In response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the final easement permit application needed to complete construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, and ordered a review of the route and Environmental Impact Statement, Bold Oklahoma’s Mekasi Camp Horinek issued the following statement: […]
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Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures, Hundreds Injured

Morton County sheriff’s department is using a f**king water cannon on our water protectors! Its 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now. — Dallas Goldtooth (@dallasgoldtooth) November 21, 2016 “President Obama has no choice at this point but to step in and protect human lives. The police in North Dakota are listening to orders from […]
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Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS),, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN),, (708) 515-6158 Tara Houska (HTE),, (612) 226-9404 Red Warrior Camp (RWC), Eryn Wise (IIYC), (602) 769-8444 Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp Cannonball, ND – At approximately 11am […]
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Updates: Mekasi Camp Horinek at the Standing Rock Camps in North Dakota

Bold Oklahoma coordinator and Ponca Nation member Mekasi Camp Horinek has been on the ground at the Standing Rock camps in North Dakota, set up to protect sacred water and lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. Long night many casualties rubber bullets tear gas and water cannons water mixed with mace but the water protectors are still […]
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Help Plant Ponca Sacred Corn “Seeds of Resistance”

Pipeline Fighters and the “Cowboy & Indian Alliance” of farmers, ranchers and Tribal Nations that formed to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in 2014 to plant the first Ponca sacred corn “Seeds of Resistance” in the path of the proposed pipeline. The first planting of “Seeds of Resistance” returned the Ponca’s sacred corn to […]
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