Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Hartley council discusses safety with CO2 pipeline reps

Route would travel near Hartley

Safety was on the minds of Hartley City Council members Monday during a meeting with CO2 pipeline representatives.

Craig Schoenfeld, a consultant with the proposed Heartland Greenland pipeline, gave an overview of the project to city council members. The pipeline would total 1,300 miles – including around 800 miles in Iowa – and transport CO2 from Midwest ethanol plants to a sequestration site in Illinois. The pipeline would connect to the Valero Renewables plant in Hartley and cross itself southwest of town. In all, Heartland Greenland would have 63.12 miles of line in O'Brien County.

The rou...