30 Jan '16, 9pm

As Iowa Caucuses Loom, Hawkeye State Is Last Hope To Block Fracked Bakken Oil Pipeline

As Iowa Caucuses Loom, Hawkeye State Is Last Hope To Block Fracked Bakken Oil Pipeline

As the February 1 Iowa Caucuses loom, the Hawkeye State sits as the proverbial last man standing in the decision whether to grant pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (ETP ) a permit for its Dakota Access pipeline . Slated to carry upwards of 570,000 barrels per day of oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, the pipeline would cut diagonally across Iowa. In recent weeks, ETP has obtained necessary permits from North Dakota , South Dakota and Illinois . Will the Hawkeye State say yes to the fossil fuel project, or play its part to #KeepItInTheGround and protect its prized agricultural lands from a spill? The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB ) will host four days of deliberations on Dakota Access from February 8 through February 11, after which the Board will vote on the controversial pipeline proposal. Those not attending the m...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/01/30/iowa-caucus-dakota-a...

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