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Letters from readers

By Staff | Aug 7, 2015

To the editor,

Since the pipeline project was announced and I received notice that my land was in its path, I have become more aware of the problems in the oil and gas industry.

The Yellowstone River and Santa Barbara beach pipeline leaks are two recent examples of industry problems. How would you like crude oil spills like those in the Missouri, Raccoon, Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers?

Looking more into the pipeline industry, I found welding inspection fraud at an Indiana natural gas pumping station. The offending inspector only received 40 hours of community service for phoney inspections. This was the kind of thing that can kill people. Do you want to live, work, or farm, near a pipeline built by a company that doesn’t care about landowners?

I don’t, and this is not a done deal. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is committed to legally intervening in the approval process for hazardous infrastructure project and will be organizing meetings for everyday community members to get involved with this fight against the polluting pipeline.

Joe Reutter

Boone

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Letters from readers

By Staff | Aug 7, 2015

To the editor,

If you are concerned about the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline from an out-of-state oil company which would traverse Iowa and threaten our land and water, carrying 570,000 barrels of highly flammable crude oil across Iowa every day, then you are not alone.

There is a growing movement of Iowans committed to stopping this project in its tracks. I have learned by working with the Iowa Citizens for Community improvement that our voice is stronger by working together.

We, as landowners, have the same goal which is to stop the Bakken Oil Pipeline from coming through our state.

The only way we can do this is by getting involved. Let your neighbors know that they are not alone in this fight.

The fight is far from over, and with enough community support, we can put an end to this risky proposal.

Arlene Bates

Ankeny

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