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The city of Dows issued a formal objection to the Summit Carbon Pipeline project that is planned to be just one mile outside of its city limits.

The city filed the objection on May 4 with the Iowa Utilities Board.

“The safety of our residents is our main concern on the pipeline coming so close to our city,” their objection letter says. “There have not been enough studies or information on what happens to the pipeline if the pipeline ruptures.”

The city invited Summit to visit a council meeting and provide a presentation on the pros and cons.

“They really didn’t have any cons but certainly pros of which none really addressed the safety of our residents,” the city wrote. “We know that we are not the first city to voice their concerns over this pipeline and it is our hope that the Iowa Utilities Board will take these objections seriously in considering your decisions.”


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