DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Utilities Board will meet Monday in hopes of coming up with a decision on when the Bakken oil pipeline will go in the ground.
The board initially met on Wednesday to discuss a request by Dakota Access to begin work where the pipeline is already permitted. Members indicated they would have a decision by Friday before deciding to push it to Monday.
The pipeline will eventually carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois and through 18 Iowa counties.
The Texas-based company has yet to reach deals with all of the landowners whose property is in the path of the pipeline.