Iowa Landowners Sue Dakota Access Pipeline

In 2016, three Iowa farmers, Keith Putenney, Arlene Bates, and Lavern Johnson, were forced to surrender their land through eminent domain to be used for the Dakota Access pipeline. They relate how the installation of the pipeline has affected their land, and in turn how it has affected their livelihood. These three landowners represent a larger group who are suing the Iowa Utility Board and the Dakota Access. On September 12, 2018, Iowa landowners along with Native American indigenous activists stand together as their case is brought before the Iowa supreme court.


Host: Keith Putenney
Producer: Ursula Ruedenberg

Song: Torpedoes on Tuesday
Album: Stranger Ballet
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