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To Governor Reynolds and Senate Leadership:

I have just come from another day at the Capitol where you have once again refused to meet with us farmers and landowners affected by the Hazardous C02 pipelines. My land is affected by both Summit and Navigator pipelines. We are not the group that went to Senator Brown’s house, although he did get a taste of what we as landowners have been experiencing the last year and a half with land agents continually calling or coming to our door, when we’ve already told them NO numerous times, or surveyors showing up unannounced.

As a Republican, I am appalled and embarrassed at our leadership and what is happening in our state Capitol. Our Iowa Constitution and our platform all state we are against the use of eminent domain by private companies, yet you are siding with the companies. Why have you as Republican leadership chosen to support these pipelines over the rights of individuals? Property rights are one of the main backbones of our country and state. So many of our other rights depend on property rights including anything we wish to do on our property including homeschooling, Bible Studies, gun rights, having a wet area on our farm not controlled by the Government (WOTUS), and having choices of what does or doesn’t happen our farm.

Giving away property rights is just a foothold to losing more of our rights and no longer being our beloved Iowa or United States, but much more like China where the government controls everything, including their farming.

Iowa is said to be the FIELD OF DREAMS, but for us farmers and landowners it is becoming our FIELDS OF NIGHTMARES.

Please take a stand for individuals, landowners and farmers over corporate greed and protect our property rights over these Hazardous C02 pipelines. Seventy-eight percent of Iowans agree with us. You seem afraid to let HF 565  be voted on in the Senate because you know it would pass. Jake Ketzner from Summit has said they can get 90-95% without eminent domain, so why not pass HF565?

Stand up for our Iowa Motto:


Kathy Stockdale
Iowa Falls


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