Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Due process in question at the Iowa Utilities Board

To the editor:

Much to the dismay of Summit Carbon Solutions, easements for over 1,000 parcels on its hazardous CO2 pipeline route remain unsigned. The clock is ticking, and time is running out. Construction is behind schedule, and the project is over budget. The company needs speedy approval to use eminent domain to take this property, and recent events signal the IUB is willing to oblige.

The Procedural Schedule, filed June 16, 2023, indicates the board intends to rubber-stamp Summit’s application by favoring the pipeline company over Exhibit H Landowners – those with property targeted for e...

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