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Work on Dakota Access begins in Iowa, protesters vow nonviolent acts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun in Iowa on an oil pipeline despite repeated attempts by landowners and environmental groups to stop it, a spokeswoman for the Texas company building the pipeline said Thursday. The Iowa Utilities Board signed a final order Wednesday allowing construction on the $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile pipeline that spans four states, and work began ...

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Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board ...

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Sanders’ grassroots campaign talks energy, Bakken pipeline in Iowa

2016 U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at a town meeting. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

In a crowded Ericson Library in Boone, Bernie Sanders’ grassroots campaign met with the public to show its support of the Democratic presidential candidate, and rally support against the Bakken pipeline. U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sanders is the right person to help them keep their land and bring more assistance in the future. “We’re picking the Iowa farmer,” ...

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Minnesota Supreme Court backs Sandpiper pipeline opponents

The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project. In an order Tuesday, the high court without comment denied petitions by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and an Enbridge Energy subsidiary to hear ...

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Dakota Access pushes IUB for decision on Bakken pipeline

Dakota Access LLC, the Texas-based company proposing the Bakken pipeline, is urging the Iowa Utilities Board to make a decision quickly on whether or not the use of eminent domain will be allowed for the company to gain access to properties where landowners have not signed over rights. The pipeline would initially carry 320,000 barrels of crude oil each day ...

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Bakken pipeline hearing questions environmental impact of project

The Iowa Utilities Board’s evidentiary hearings for the Bakken pipeline are now through its second week of testimony and will begin to wrap up the proceedings that were scheduled to last 10 days. The hearings will be used to decide if Texas-based company Dakota Access LLC and its parent company Energy Transfer Partners will be allowed to use eminent domain ...

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Bakken pipeline hearings scheduled to begin Thursday

After months of protests, filing deadlines and seemingly endless debates over the Bakken Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is set to begin the public hearing to decide if the use of eminent domain will be allowed to gain access to the land along the desired route chosen by Texas-based Dakota Access LLC, the company proposing the pipeline. The pipeline would ...

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Senate hopeful Hogg highlights electric vehicles as one climate change solution

CEDAR RAPIDS — Solutions to climate change already are known, state Sen. Rob Hogg says. It’s just a matter of getting Congress to act on implementing them. “We have lots of solutions that work,” Hogg said Monday. We don’t need the Keystone pipeline. We don’t need the Bakken pipeline.” Instead, Hogg said more alternatives such as hybrid and all-electric vehicles ...

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Anti-Bakken group urges strictest permitting for Iowa waterways

A political organization opposed to an 1,134-mile interstate crude oil pipeline cutting through Iowa is urging a more strict permitting process by the federal agency that regulates waterway crossings. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement submitted demands from 600 Iowans to the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island (Ill.) District last week in response to Texas-based Dakota Access’ request to ...

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Bakken Pipeline may damage soil conditions for generations

With the Bakken Pipeline hearings set to begin Nov. 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, local focus has become fixed on the possible impact the pipeline could have on the land. If built, the pipeline, which is being proposed by Texas-based Dakota Access LLC, would extend 1,100 miles from western North Dakota to Patoka, Ill., with 343 miles of the ...

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