The Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors submitted an objection to the CO2 Pipeline planned to go through land and under rivers of its residents.
The objection starts:
“The Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors have heard from many of the landowners who live in the proposed Navigator Pipeline area and some who live in small towns that would be affected. Each and everyone is against the pipeline going through their land and under their rivers.”
Reasons to deny the permit submitted by the supervisors include:
*Lack of EMS to respond;
*Damage to farm ground and tile which lowers CSR rating and less income for farmers;
*Loss of ability for property owners to build a house or building over or near the pipeline area creating a possible loss of economic development;
*Some land has been in the family for 100-150 years.
“Why can a Texas-based company or private individual be able to take the land when it is not for the public good,” the objection asks. “Please help us support our Poweshiek County landowners by voting against the use of eminent domain. Please say no to Navigator CO2 pipeline permits, a Texas-based company. This is privately owned and not a public utility. Let’s support our own residents and our future generations.”
In conclusion, the Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors said they support the residents and taxpayers in their efforts to resist the pipeline proposed and ask the Iowa Utilities Board to deny all permits and deny eminent domain in this case.