How Many Voluntary Easements Has Energy Transfer Partners Signed With Iowa Landowners For The Bakken Oil Pipeline?

By David Goodner Texas-based Fortune 500 company Energy Transfer Partners claims to have signed voluntary easement agreements with nearly 60 percent of Iowa landowners in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline which would transport Bakken crude through the state. But a DeSmog investigation into publicly accessible information has verified less than half that number, casting doubt on Energy Transfer’s claims. Energy Transfer Partners owns the proposed Dakota Access pipeline, set to carry up to 575,000 barrels of oil per day obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin through North and South Dakota and Iowa and into the southern Illinois town of Patoka. The proposed project has faced stiff resistance from environmentalists, farmers and other Iowans along the proposed route and across the state. Click here for reuse options! Tags: Bakken crudeIllinoisPakotaDes Moines RegisterLee CountySouth DakotafrackingIowa Utilities BoardBakkenR.G. SchwarmHughie TweedyIowaDakota Access PipelineNorth DakotaNorthwest Iowa Landowners AssociationBakken oilBakken Fracked OilBakken ShaleFracked Oilfracked gasshale oilshale gasunconventional oilunconventional gasnatural gasEnergy Transfer PartnersVicki GranadoIowa Farmland Owners Association


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