Brenda Barr filed a formal objection to the proposed pipeline projects. Barr sent a letter to the Iowa Utilities Board expressing her objection.
She noted she received something in the mail that lists partners for Summit and objected that Summit doesn’t list its partners listed in the SEC report.
“Some of their large money partners are Audi Arabia and South Korea or any of 464 others,” Barr wrote. “So the front of this card is maybe a half-truth at best. Farmers in Iowa have no idea who they will be doing business with and if the whole project goes south in bankruptcy, some foreign country may be the partner who owns the farmer’s easements. No one should sign their easement.”
Barr questioned the 11,000 jobs Summit claims will be created as well as the $1.177 million in Hancock County.
“How long is that for,” Barr wrote. “The last I heard it was a depreciating tax over seven years. In the end, the farmers will bear the burden of risk now and hundreds of years to come.
“I object to all these pipelines,” Barr wrote. “The destruction of prime farmland for a project that has not presented any scientific reason it works or why anyone should agree to this swindle. Everyone needs to keep in mind this is a private, for-profit company and you mean nothing to them and your opinion does not count.”