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Iowa Utilities Board Concludes Non-Intervenor Landowner Testimony; Summit to Testify Next Tuesday, Followed by Landowner Intervenors [VIDEO]

Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance (Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/Des Moines Register

By Mark Hefflinger

News September 1, 2023

Iowa Utilities Board: Summit CO2 Pipeline Hearings

The Iowa Utilities Board said on Aug. 31 that it had concluded hearing testimony from non-intervening landowners for the time being, and will commence with testimony from permit applicant Summit Carbon Solutions next Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 10:00 a.m. Following the conclusion of testimony from Summit’s witnesses, landowner intervenors will then be heard by the Board.

Summit’s permit application hearing before the Iowa Utilities Board began on Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Fort Dodge, IA, and Bold Alliance captured video of the proceedings. Non-intervening landowners testified after the IUB Commissioners issued decisions on motions and dealt with housekeeping during the hearing, which is expected to last weeks if not months. Landowner witnesses were questioned by landowners’ attorney Brian Jorde (Iowa Easement Team); Wally Taylor (Sierra Club Iowa Chapter); and attorneys for the Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate, Iowa Farm Bureau, and Summit Carbon, along with the IUB Commissioners.

Landowners are represented by the Iowa Easement Team legal co-op, and attorney Brian Jorde of Domina Law Group, Omaha, NE:

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View all Iowa Utilities Board testimony videos on the Bold Nebraska YouTube channel


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