Cherokee County Landowners Suing to Stop Dakota Access from Building Pipeline on Property

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Materials ready for construction of the Bakken oil pipeline. (WHO-HD)

Materials ready for construction of the Bakken oil pipeline. (WHO-HD)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Iowa — Two more landowners in Cherokee County are suing to stop Dakota Access from building an oil pipeline on their properties.

The suits claim the Texas-based company is not a public utility, and therefore cannot use eminent domain.

Nine landowners also filed similar suits in Polk county.

The Bakken pipeline would carry oil from South Dakota to lIlinois, through 18 Iowa counties.

The construction of the pipeline will not start in Iowa until the Iowa Utility Board receives the necessary permits from Dakota Access.