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Senator Chuck Grassley was asked on his Capitol Hill Report this week for his thoughts on the proposed CO2 pipeline projects being planned across Iowa and whether he believes it is appropriate to use eminent domain to carry out the projects. Here is what he said:

“I can’t talk about it much because it’s entirely state law, state decision making. But I can tell you this — it has come up at my county meetings and it’s very controversial and I think that the people that want to establish this need to do a better job of communicating directly with the landowners and saying, and I think the people that think it’s beneficial need to be more proactive in expressing it. But there’s no decisions to be made by Congress of the United States or the federal government — it’s up to the state legislature and our laws have been passed for a long time, so it’s up to the utility commission to make the final decisions to go ahead.”

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