Iowa Poll: Iowans back energy projects, but oppose eminent domain

A majority of Iowans support plans for a crude oil pipeline in Iowa and a wind electricity transmission line project, but they overwhelmingly oppose the use of eminent domain for both projects, according to a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll.

Fifty-seven percent of Iowans favor the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, which would cross 343 miles through Iowa while transporting North Dakota crude oil to Illinois. Thirty-two percent are opposed, and 11 percent are not sure.