Former congressman Steve King of Iowa has been at the front lines battling for private property owners who face an eminent domain land grab by private companies hoping to capitalize on government subsidies in exchange for installing wasteful carbon capture pipelines throughout the Corn Belt.

Recently, his state’s 3-member Utility Board, which is weighing whether to approve pipeline permits, withdrew its permission for him to testify in the case. King calls it unprecedented and says he will sue.

He also points to the consensus among property owners that the IUB is planning to issue permits despite recent rejections by neighboring states’ public boards. They say this is likely despite opposition to the pipeline by some three-quarters of Iowans.

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The Boondoggle article he references is here, and the spreadsheet with supporting documentation is here.