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Linn County Pauses Pipeline Ordinance

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is pausing action on a pipeline regulation effort – after a pipeline developer and anti-pipeline activists alike came out against it. 

The ordinance was a response to projects like Wolf Carbon Solution’s 280-mile pipeline project. The new ordinance would have prevented a new hazardous liquid pipeline from locating too close to dwellings, places of public assembly or in future growth areas.

Supervisor Stacey Walker was the first to side with postponing action. He says Linn County needs to make sure it does everything it can to craft an ordinance to keep residents safe.

Supervisor Louis Zumbach also voted for the delay.

Wolf Carbon Solution opposes the ordinance, asking the supervisors to not make quick decisions on regulations. And activists opposed to Wolf’s pipeline argued the ordinance didn’t do enough to regulate new pipelines. 

 

story courtesy of Radio Iowa; photo courtesy of Linn County

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