This page details the status of existing court cases involving the IUB.  

Updated February 16, 2024

LS Power Midcontinent et al v. State of Iowa, Iowa Utilities Board, Erik Helland, et al. 

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV060840 / Appeal Case No. 21-0696
Subject: Challenge to adoption of Iowa Code § 478.16, granting right of first refusal to build transmission lines
Current Status: The Supreme Court reversed and remanded to the District Court on the merits. Ruling granting LS Power and Southwest’s Motion for Summary Judgment, denying State’s motion, and enjoining operation or enforcement of Iowa Code § 478.16 and Iowa Administrative Rule 199-11.14 on December 4, 2023. State and Intervenors’ Motion to Reconsider and briefs filed December 19, 2023.  LS Power's Resistance to motions filed January 16, 2024.  ITC Midwest and MidAmerican Energy’s replies filed February 2, 2024.  MISO motion for leave to file amicus brief filed on February 6, 2024.  Court order requiring response to MISO’s motion by February 21, 2024.
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Wolf Carbon Solutions US, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. EQCE088016
Subject: Request for injunction barring the disclosure of landowner mailing lists (public records request case) 
Current Status:  Wolf’s motion to stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted September 28, 2023. Status conference continued to June 27, 2024. 
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Wolf Carbon Solutions US, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. EQCE088409
Subject: Request for an injunction barring the disclosure of landowner mailing list #2 (public records request case)
Current Status: Petition filed January 3, 2023. Wolf’s motion to stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted September 28, 2023. Status conference continued to June 27, 2024.  
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Enterprise Products Operating, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV065780
Subject: Judicial review of IUB orders in Docket No. SPU-2023-0003 regarding IUB’s order assessing civil penalties for Enterprise’s failure to have required permits.  
Current Status: Enterprise's brief due February 25, 2024. IUB's brief due March 26, 2024. Enterprise's reply brief due April 10, 2024. Hearing on petition for judicial review set for April 19, 2024. 
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Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV066790
Subject: Request for injunction barring the disclosure of a dispersion model following a public document request filed in underlying Docket No. HLP-2021-0001.  
Current Status: Petition and Motion for Temporary and Permanent Injunctive Relief filed February 14, 2024.