Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: Several reasons to pause permits for hazardous C02 pipelines in Iowa

To the editor:

Three investment companies, Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator and Wolfe Carbon Solutions (in partnership with Archer Daniel Midlands), are seeking permits to develop thousands of miles of CO2 pipelines throughout our state. Their main selling point is the notion that Iowa’s ethanol will only remain competitive if it meets California’s strict low-carbon emission standards.

Even so, a recent vote in California will take CO2 emission standards to an even higher level in 2035 when the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles will be banned in the Golden State. Several more states have...

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