Another County Says They Will Not Support Use of Eminent Domain for Carbon Pipelines

Just like Kossuth County, the Board of Supervisors in western Iowa’s Plymouth County is requesting that the Iowa Utilities Board deny the use of eminent domain for two proposed carbon sequestration pipelines. Plymouth County Supervisors Chairman, Don Kass, explains the supervisors’ position.

Kass says the letter addresses both of the proposed pipelines,  the Summit CO2 Solutions, and Navigator Ventures Heartland Greenway Systems which will run through Plymouth County.  Kass says the supervisors feel there are good uses for eminent domain.

He says electric lines and natural gas pipelines are another example of something that is needed to serve everyone.  Kass says the C-O-2 pipelines are not the same thing.

The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors drafted a letter to the IUB in December stating their objection to the use of eminent domain for either of the proposed pipeline projects that would run through the county if constructed. Officials in Dickinson County have also made the same request to the Iowa Utilities Board.