Iowa Utilities Board to Meet Monday in Hopes of Deciding Timeline for Bakken Pipeline

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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.