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Some Iowa landowners complain about oil pipeline work

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Some Iowa landowners are raising concerns about the way workers are building an oil pipeline across their land, but backers of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline say the complaints don't represent major problems with the project.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2fRawKc ) some landowners along the pipeline route  have filed complaints with local or state officials about things such as debris left behind after construction or cattle being released.

David Lowman says he's frustrated that workers burned a pile of walnut tree branches because the company had promised to leave that so he could sell it for firewood.

Dakota Access spokeswoman Vicki Granado said the company takes its construction commitments seriously.

She says no complaints have been determined to be valid by the Iowa Utilities Board or county supervisors.

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