The third pipeline proposed last January would stretch through eastern Iowa and would transport carbon dioxide from two ethanol plants to Illinois. The project would span 90 miles, through five counties.

Lately, the pipeline has been getting more attention as the Iowa Utilities Board starts to look into the project. The eastern Iowa pipeline would take the carbon dioxide from the ethanol plants in Cedar Rapids and Clinton to Illinois.

This third carbon pipeline that would be going through Eastern Iowa, would be through Wolf Carbon Solutions. Earlier this month, Wolf requested public meetings with the Iowa Utilities Board- which was granted. These meetings will be held in person and virtually throughout Eastern Iowa:

Johnson County

Noon August 29, 2022 – North Liberty Community Center

Cedar County

6 p.m. August 29, 2022 – Tipton High School

Linn County

Noon August 30, 2022 – Veterans Memorial Building

Clinton County

6 p.m. August 30, 2022 – Wild Rose Convention Center

Scott County

Noon August 31, 2022 – RiverCenter

Virtual Meeting

6 p.m. September 19, 2022 – Participation through the IUB Webex system

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Carbon pipelines have been a controversial topic for some time now. As pipelines get closer and closer to being built, more farmers and landowners have spoken out against them. Landowners have even pushed lawmakers to pass protections that would bar eminent domain from being used.

Kim Jones of Grundy attended a rally earlier this year where she argued that pipeline companies need to spend more time seeing how many Iowans even want to have the project on their land before sinking any money into it.

I want you to have to imagine for a minute how you would feel if you had sunk hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of your life into a business and likely only to find out one day that some wealthy investor had a scheme to bulldoze through a chunk of your business for their own private gain,

 

This third pipeline will be the smallest of the three currently being debated.

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