Iowa landowners challenge pipeline's authority to seize land

May 22, 2016 4:56 PM

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Iowa landowners challenge pipeline's authority to seize land

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Landowners have filed two lawsuits in northwest Iowa in an attempt to block construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

The Des Moines Register reports the landowners are trying to keep the pipeline company from being able to use eminent domain powers to secure access to their land for the project.

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