By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – An 85-year-old nun was asked to move from Wells Fargo property in downtown Cedar Rapids during a protest Dec. 1 against the Dakota Access pipeline. More than 20 people gathered outside the bank, at 150 First Ave. NE, to draw attention to Wells Fargo’s investment in the crude […]
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Iowa goes all-in on oil pipeline
The promise of jobs won out over the rights of property owners, as both the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Utilities Board today gave the go-ahead to use Iowa farmland to run an oil pipeline through the state, despite an outcry from the landowners and environmentalists. Eminent domain will be allowed to be […]
DNR to hear comments on pipeline through...
The Iowa Utilities Board heard comments about the proposed Bakken pipeline that would run diagonally through Iowa; now it’s the Department of Natural Resources’ turn. Public comments can be made during the upcoming DNR meeting from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16, 2015, in Des Moines. The pipeline would cut through 18 counties in Iowa and Gov. […]