Thursday, February 16, 2017

This is insane for some of the most productive farmland in the world.

If land has agricultural assessment, NO PIPELINES!

February 15, 2017
By Dan Mika 

...According a opinion released Wednesday, the court found the Iowa Utilities Board had not broken state or federal law when it granted construction permits to Texas-based oil company Dakota Access to build the pipeline across 18 Iowa counties, including Story and Boone counties, and denied requests for further review by landowners and environmental groups last year....

...In a news release, Bill Hanigan, an attorney representing 14 landowners including in the lawsuit, vowed to appeal the ruling to the Iowa Supreme Court. The landowners have 30 days to appeal the ruling.

"We are disappointed,but we're not deterred," said Hanigan, an attorney with the Davis Brown law firm. "A private, out-of-state company, which doesn't serve Iowans, should not be able to use eminent domain to seize Iowa farmland for the purpose of exporting crude oil."

Farm Operations (click here)

Area Operated, Measured in Acres/Operation               349
Number of Operations                                          87,500
Acres Operated                                             30,500,000

Grain Corn alone is valued at $8,769,600,000. That is correct, OVER eight BILLION PER SEASON. That is more than Trump could every hope to be worth, yet alone repeat it year after year. The production per acre of 192 bushels per acre is unheard of anywhere else in the world. 

ABSOLUTELY no pipeline!

This isn't just funny money, it is all a part of the USA GDP.