Landowners Suing Over Bakken Pipeline Decision

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The fight continues over the controversial Bakken oil pipeline.

Opponents now have a new strategy to stop the pipeline in its tracks. Iowa landowners announced Monday they're fighting back with a lawsuit.

It comes less than one month after the Iowa Utilities Board approved project, allowing the developer to build the pipeline despite the objections of landowners.

Nine of those Iowa landowners are now suing the Iowa Utilities Board saying members misinterpreted state law. The lawsuit says the pipeline developer, Dakota Access, is not a utility and according to state law does not have the ability to use eminent domain to build the pipeline.

Those landowners are holding a news conference Wednesday about the lawsuit.