Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: Power players in Iowa Senate are aiding and abetting

To the editor:

The Iowa House is considering a bill designed to combat “organized retail theft” of property from stores. Lawmakers supporting the measure said they wanted to deter looting, which has happened in some U.S. cities. Law enforcement has not always intervened.

Iowans may naively think such lawlessness cannot happen here. But it can – and it is.

Summit Carbon Solutions has been using strong-arm tactics to take farmland for a pressurized CO2 pipeline. Meanwhile, power players in the Iowa Senate, Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver and Senate Commerce Committee Chair Waylon Brown, bloc...