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Iowa Utilities Board begins deliberating Bakken pipeline

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Utilities Board is meeting to consider whether to approve a hazardous liquid pipeline permit for an oil pipeline that will stretch 346 miles across the state diagonally from the northwest to the southeast. Texas-based Dakota Access is building the so-called Bakken pipeline to carry a half-million barrels of oil per day from North Dakota ...

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Judge to rule whether Iowa pipeline lawsuit can go forward

CHEROKEE, Iowa — A judge says he’ll rule soon on whether a lawsuit filed by three landowners in the path of a proposed oil pipeline can proceed against the Iowa Utilities Board. The Sioux City Journal reports the judge heard arguments from both sides Thursday in Cherokee, and will make a ruling within two weeks. The landowners are challenging the ...

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Iowa board gets 3,700 objections on proposed oil pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — Among the top concerns about a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is whether a private company should be able to access private land for its construction, according to a state board that says it’s received roughly 3,700 objections to the project. The Iowa Utilities Board said in a report filed Friday that the objections started coming ...

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Lawsuit: Iowa board has no regulatory power over pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa  — A three-member Iowa board has no authority to grant access to private property for the construction of a proposed oil pipeline, landowners opposed to the project argue in a lawsuit. The lawsuit filed last month in district court in Cherokee County says the Iowa Utilities Board has no legal authority to give developers such as Dakota ...

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Lee County considers pipeline inspection firm

“It’s in your best interest to get represenation sooner rather than later,” ISG civil engineer Evan Del Val told the board. Del Val said 11 of the 18 Iowa counties the pipeline is projected to go through already have signed a letter of commitment to use the company to oversee construction. Energy Transfer Partners will reimburse counties for the cost ...

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Company bringing pipe to Iowa before Bakken pipeline approved

NEWTON, Iowa — The company behind a proposed underground oil pipeline says a contractor has been transporting pipe to Iowa ahead of its approval. Dakota Access, LLC, spokeswoman Vicki Granado confirmed Thursday with the Newton Daily News a procurement company has been purchasing pipe and delivering it to Jasper County since mid-April. If the Iowa Board of Utilities approves the ...

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Analysis says pipeline construction will add $1 billion to Iowa economy


A crude oil pipeline proposed to stretch from North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks shales to a hub in Patoka, Ill., could generate close to $1.1 billion of economic output for Iowa over a two-year construction period, according to a 78-page analysis released Wednesday by the West Des Moines-based Strategic Economics Group. Doing business as Dakota Access LLC for the ...

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$1.1B economic impact seen in Iowa oil pipeline


SIOUX CITY, Iowa — An analysis by a West Des Moines company says a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa would provide an economic impact of $1.1 billion to the state during two years of construction. The Des Moines Register reports that the analysis was prepared by Strategic Economics Group for Energy Transfer Partners, of Dallas, which wants to build the ...

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