Republican Congressman Steve King says he’s hearing from landowners who’re complaining the government’s “eminent domain” authority has been used to seize their private property for the Bakken oil pipeline that’s being built through his district.
OC………private use.” :16
King is not opposed to construction of the pipeline, but suggests Iowa officials should have decided whether the pipeline was “a public utility” before granting developers permission to seize property for the project.
OC………Problems like this.” ;10
King’s Democratic opponent is Kim Weaver of Sheldon says she is not in favor of the pipeline at all.
Weaver says the first time she drove by a construction site where land was being cleared for the project, she stopped to take a picture.
OC……….adamantly opposed.” :14
The underground pipeline will ship crude oil from North Dakota, through South Dakota and diagonally through 18 Iowa counties enroute to a refinery in Illinois.