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John Fothergill, an Emmet County landowner, has asked the Iowa Utilities Board to deny the permit request submitted by Navigator.

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Fothergill wrote his objection as a landowner due to the “very burdensome location across the middle of my land, the safety issues raised by the pipeline and damage to the land.”

“It is also wrong the landowners have the threat of eminent domain being used against them,” Fothergill said. “Landowners take pride in caring for the land and being good caretakers of it, so that in turn, it provides a good crop. A private company should not be able to come in and force us to do something that is very contrary to what we believe is best for the land.”

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