Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: CO2 pipelines trample on constitutional rights

To the editor:

While the first of many CO2 investment companies are poised to seek a permit from the Iowa Utilities Board, several Iowa lawmakers refuse to meet with landowners to discuss concerns about the misuse of eminent domain. Legislators say these projects are to be decided by the IUB and are not the purview of the Legislature.

They also point out that pipeline plans have been in the works for years and the rules should not change at the 11th hour. Doing so, they say, would be unfair to the companies that have invested a great deal of money. It would also send the wrong signal to future...