February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

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Pipeline Opponents Ask Iowa Board to Consider New US Oil Exports

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline project in Iowa want the state utilities board to take additional evidence that crude oil produced in the United States is now being shipped overseas, which would bolster their argument that North Dakota oil to be shipped through the so-called Bakken pipeline may have no benefits for Iowa. It’s been more than two months since the Iowa Utilities Board ended hearings and gathering documents on the project, which would stretch diagonally across 1,300 parcels of land and 18 counties in Iowa at a cost of $1 billion. Board members began deliberations last week on whether to grant a hazardous liquid pipeline permit to Dakota Access,

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