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Case No. 17-0423

Keith Puntenney, Laverne I. Johnson, Richard R. Lamb, Marian D. Johnson, Northwest Iowa Landowners Association, Iowa Farmland Owners Association, Inc., and the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter, Appellants,
v.
Iowa Utilities Board, Appellee, and Office of Consumer Advocate and The Main Coalition, Appellees, and Dakota Access, LLC, Appellee.

The district court denied petitions for judicial review of the Iowa Utilities Board’s (IUB) decision to grant a permit to Dakota Access, LLC, for the construction of a hazardous liquid pipeline pursuant to Iowa Code ch. 479B. On appeal, the petitioners argue the district court erred in affording the IUB the authority to define the term “public convenience and necessity” under Iowa Code § 479B.9 and in affirming the IUB’s determination that the pipeline would promote public convenience and necessity. The appellants further argue Dakota Access’ exercise of eminent domain violated the Iowa and United States Constitutions, as well as Iowa Code §§ 6A.21 and 6A.22.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV051987 CVCV051990 CVCV051997 CVCV051999

Appellants

Keith Puntenney, Laverne I. Johnson, Richard R. Lamb, Marian D. Johnson, Northwest Iowa Landowners Association, Iowa Farmland Owners Association, Inc., and the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter, Appellants,

Appellees

Iowa Utilities Board, Appellee, and Office of Consumer Advocate and The Main Coalition, Appellees, and Dakota Access, LLC, Appellee.

Attorneys for Appellants

Wallace L. Taylor
Jason R. Lawrence
William E. Hanigan

Attorneys for Appellees

Cecil I. Wright II
Benjamin J. Flickinger
(for Iowa Utilities Board)

Mark R. Schuling
John S. Long
Matthew C. McDermott
Espnola F. Cartmill
(for Office of Consumer Advocate and The Main Coalition)

Bret A. Dublinske
Brant M. Leonard
(for Dakota Access

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