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One of the complaints against the proposed Carbon Dioxide pipeline by Summit Carbon Solutions tells the Iowa Utilities Board that use of eminent domain should not even be considered. This is one of hundreds, if not thousands, of Iowans who have filed formal opposition to the project.

“The use of eminent domain was never and should never be used for profit and possession of property for the (sic) of a private company or companies,” wrote Howard Metzger. “If the carbon is excessive, then the plants that are one excess should have never been granted rights to go into business, and that would be the government committee or board bearing the responsibility.

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“If in fact the plants are in excess of a certain figure for the excess of carbon then it is the responsibility of those organizations to deal with the excess themselves. As far as we know the amount of carbon released is not considered to be any more harmful than the procedure of what companies intend to do. We should never let private companies access and use means through the government to acquire profits and use of our land for their own profit.”

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