Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

LETTERS: Don't drink ethanol's doomsday Kool-Aid

To the editor:

Things are not going as planned for three deep pocketed investment companies seeking permits from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). They expected to move into this state, throw billions of dollars around, scoop up the land they needed for hazardous liquid CO2 pipelines with the help of eminent domain, and start laying thousands of miles of pipe later this year. Instead, projects like the Midwest Carbon Express are going off the rails.

Unexpected glitches have delayed construction. The IUB postponed Summit’s hearing until more of the 1,500 remaining parcels are signed. Most of the...