Groups Petition Iowa Regulators to Support Pipeline

The Laborers International Union and other groups rallied at the Iowa Utilities Board offices in Des Moines Monday to show their support for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.  It would cut through dozens of counties from northwest to southeast Iowa to transport oil from the Baaken oil fields in North Dakota to a terminal in southern Illinois.

The laborers provided the board with dozens of letters with the message that the pipeline would means hundreds of jobs for workers in the state.