Lawsuit filed over eminent domain for oil pipeline
DES MOINES (AP) – A lawsuit has been filed against the Iowa Utilities board for authorizing use of eminent domain to access land for the Bakken oil pipeline.
the lawsuit was filed April 8 in Polk County on behalf of the Northwest Iowa Landowners Association and individual landowners.
The proposed 1,130-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, planned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, would pass through North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa on its way to Illinois.
The suit says Dakota Access does not qualify as a utility and should not have the ability to use eminent domain to build a pipeline.
A spokesman for the board didn’t immediately return messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press.
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