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THE ADVANCE EDITORIAL: Put pipelines along existing rights of way

Iowans are blessed with some of the best farmland in the world. We haven’t always taken great care of that tremendous blessing, but as we have witnessed its condition change over time, we have done better with it. Now two pipeline companies are asking the state of Iowa to back them with eminent domain rights in the case of uncooperative property owners so they can bury pipelines under Iowa farm land and transport carbon to a sequestration facilities in other states.

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