Proposed Oil Pipeline Route Would Go Through Iowa

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

While debate continues in Nebraska about allowing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to pass through, a Texas company wants to build an oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois that would cross 17 Iowa counties.

Energy Transfer Partners LP is behind the project, which would use a 30-inch diameter pipe to carry at least 320,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

The company says the pipeline would allow them to transport oil more safely than by trucks or rail, but environmental activists are already aggressively campaigning against the project and calling on Gov. Terry Branstad to oppose it. Branstad says he hasn't made a decision about whether he would support the project.

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