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

Updated May 24, 2023

LS Power Midcontinent et al v. State of Iowa, Iowa Utilities Board, Geri D. Huser 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: District court decision upheld by Iowa Court of Appeals on July 8, 2022. Appellants’ Application for Further Review granted by Supreme Court November 3, 2022. NextEra motion to file amicus curiae granted. Oral argument was held February 21, 2023. The Supreme Court reversed the decision made in District Court and remanded to the District Court on the merits. Supreme Court denied State and Intervenors' (ITC Midwest and MidAmerican) petitions for rehearing April 26, 2023.
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Linda Juckette v. Iowa Utilities Board 

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV061580 / Appeal Case No. 21-1788
Subject: Judicial review of the granting of a franchise in Docket No. E-22417
Current Status: Oral argument was held January 18, 2023. Awaiting Supreme Court opinion.
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Environmental Law & Policy Center, Iowa Environmental Council, and Sierra Club v. Iowa Utilities Board 

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV061992 / Appeal Case No. 22-0385
Subject: Judicial Review of Order approving MidAmerican Energy EPB in Docket No. EPB-2020-0156
Current Status: Oral argument held March 22, 2023. Supreme Court reversed District Court ruling with direction to remand to IUB on April 27, 2023. 
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Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board 

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV062900 / Appeal Case No. 22-1444
Subject: Request for injunction barring the disclosure of landowner mailing lists (public records request case)
Current Status: District Court denied Motion for Permanent Injunction on August 12, 2022. Notice of Appeal filed on September 2, 2022. Summit Carbon Proof Brief and Designation of Appendix filed April 20, 2023. Sierra Club Proof Brief filed May 19, 2023. Iowa Utilities Board Proof Brief and Designation of Appendix filed May 22, 2023. Order granting OCA’s Application for Extension of Time granted May 23, 2023. OCA Proof Brief and Designation of Appendix due June 5, 2023. Summit Carbon's Reply Brief and Appendix due June 12, 2023.
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ITC Midwest LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV063439 and CVCV064019
Subject: Judicial review of Order Requiring Amendment of Electric Franchise issued in Docket No. E-21340
Current Status: Final day of stay has been extended to April 20, 2023.
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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: Motion for stay (enjoining distribution of mailing list) granted September 2022. Sierra Club’s Motion to Intervene denied & Wolf’s Motion to Strike denied January 7, 2023. Wolf’s motion to stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted February 1, 2023. Non-jury trial set for January 16-17, 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. Motion for Temporary Stay granted January 18, 2023. Motion for temporary stay granted January 18, 2023. Wolf’s motion to stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted February 1, 2023. Status conference scheduled for October 3, 2023.  
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Navigator Heartland Greenway, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. EQCE088024
Subject: 
Request for injunction barring the disclosure of landowner mailing lists (public records request case)
Current Status: Motion to Stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted December 28, 2022. Status Conference set for September 1, 2023. Non-jury trial set for December 6-7, 2023. Navigator's Motion to Stay proceeding pending outcome of Summit case granted December 28, 2022.
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Interstate Power and Light Company v. Iowa Utilities Board

Polk County District Court Case No. CVCV065011
Subject: Judicial review of Iowa Utilities Board orders in Docket No. RPU-2021-0003 regarding Iowa Utilities Board’s denial of advance ratemaking principles for the 200 MW of solar and the battery energy storage system.
Current Status: Answer filed April 3, 2023. OCA Motion to Limit Scope of Certified Record granted April 4, 2023. Agency certified record transmitted April 6, 2023. Iowa Utilities Board Application to Restrict Access granted and supplement to agency record filed April 7, 2023. Confidential record transmitted April 10-12, 2023. IPL Application to File Confidential Appendix granted May 12, 2023. IPL brief and appendix filed May 15, 2023. Iowa Utility Association brief filed May 15, 2023. Respondent’s brief due June 15, 2023. Petitioner’s reply brief due June 29, 2023. Hearing set for July 14, 2023.
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