Iowa Farmers Protest Dakota Access Pipeline


A district judge in Des Moines, Iowa is considering the protests of landowners who contend they were forced by a Texas oil company to allow the firm to build the Dakota Access oil pipeline on their land.

Arguments were heard late last week in the lawsuit filed by about a dozen landowners who have challenged the Dakota Access pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners based in Dallas.

The landowners want the court to throw out what they call “illegal easements” and to have the pipeline dug up and removed. The pipeline was approved by the Iowa Utilities Board but the farmers say the pipeline provides no public service to the state of Iowa.



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