The Bakken Pipeline: A Tale of Two Counties

Two weeks ago, Boone County Supervisors passed a resolution urging the Iowa Utilities Board to deny Dakota Access LLC a permit to build a crude oil pipeline across Iowa. Yesterday, Story County Supervisors opted not to support a League of Women Voters resolution asking for an independent, unbiased study of environmental and economic impacts of the pipeline, having rejected a more strongly worded resolution earlier this fall. All this occurs in advance of the 10 days of hearings scheduled by the Iowa Utilities Board, the state's ultimate deciding authority, from November 12 through December 2 at Boone County Fairgrounds. Host Greta Anderson welcomes into the studio Boone County Supervisor Tom Foster and share her interviews with two young activists from Boone, LaHoma Simmonds and April Burch. She then speaks with Dave Swenson, Iowa State University economist who has been called as a fact witness to the IUB hearings, about his analysis of the jobs impact of the pipeline. We end with reporting on yesterday's Story County Supervisors meeting, and the voices of supervisors against (Clinton, Sanders) and for (Toot) the LWV resolution. Music by The Ventures!

To testify before the IUB during the public comment session November 12, you must call the IUB office this Thursday or Friday (Nov. 5, 6) during normal business hours: (515) 725-7300.

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