The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

Pipelines pose plethora of questions

 

December 16, 2021

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A Clay County landowner asks a question during a public informational meeting about Summit Carbon Solutions' CO2 pipeline in October in Spencer.

Property owners in northwest Iowa have been subjected to a tsunami of information this fall about a "new" kind of pipeline that would cut through many miles of farmland in the region. While these carbon dioxide pipelines have been around for a while, they're certainly new to us here and pose many questions.

Two have been proposed so far. Both Summit Carbon Solutions' project and Navigator CO2 Ventures' pipeline would cut through O'Brien and Clay counties, with Navigator's intersecting with itself near Hartley. In all, O'Brien County would have 97.05 miles of pipe running through it while Cl...



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