Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: It's now or never to stop for-profit eminent domain in Iowa

To the editor:

Eminent domain is a hot-button issue. Three investment companies – Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator Heartland Greenway, and Wolf Carbon Solutions/ADM – are seeking permits for hazardous CO2 pipelines that will cross thousands of acres of Iowa farmland. Several landowners have voluntarily signed easements, but many others, like me, adamantly refuse to sign. Consequently, we are being threatened with land condemnation and eminent domain if the Iowa Utilities Board approves the permits.

Hazardous, privately-owned, CO2 pipelines do not meet the caveats for eminent domain clearly o...

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