Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Navigator withdraws pipeline permit app in Iowa

Proposed route would have crossed itself southwest of Hartley

One of three carbon dioxide pipeline companies that have sought to build in Iowa announced on Friday that it's canceling its proposal amid the "unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes" of Iowa and South Dakota.

Navigator CO2 had proposed to build a more than 1,300-mile pipeline system to transport captured carbon dioxide from ethanol plants and other facilities in five states to Illinois for underground sequestration or other commercial purposes. The bulk of that system was planned for Iowa.

In September, the company suffered a setback in South Dakota when the state's P...