By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Landowners express concerns about pipelines at Hartley meeting

Local group hoping IUB rejects CO2 pipelines


December 22, 2022


If approved by the IUB, the pipelines would transport captured and compressed CO2 at Midwest ethanol plants to underground sequestration locations in North Dakota and Illinois.

Farmers and landowners gathered at the Hartley American Legion on Saturday to share concerns and information about two controversial pipelines that would affect O'Brien and Clay counties.

Citing safety concerns and a lack of need, those in attendance were overwhelmingly against the pipelines, which would carry compressed carbon dioxide from Midwest ethanol plants to sequestration sites in North Dakota and Illinois. The goal of the projects is to lessen ethanol's carbon footprint on the environment, in turn making the alternative fuel a more viable energy source long-term.

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