Iowa Farmers Seek To Stop $3.8B Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Law360, New York (August 11, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A number of Iowa farmers on Tuesday asked a state court to stay construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, saying that the Energy Transfer Partners LP unit building the project shouldn't be allowed to build on their land until their claims have been heard in court.

The farmers, whose land is being targeted by Dakota Access LLC as part of the path for the 1,168-mile pipeline, say that the Iowa Utilities Board improperly granted the company permission to exercise eminent domain over their land. They say that an emergency stay is necessary because once the trench is dug for...

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