Public Meetings Coming for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

by Brian Wilson
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The process is underway that could lead to the construction of the first ever carbon dioxide pipeline in Iowa. Iowa Utilities Board spokesman, Don Tormey says Summit Carbon Solutions is considering the pipeline.

Summit Carbon Solutions is an affiliate of the Summit Agricultural Group owned by Bruce Rastetter of Alden. Tormey says the project would be classified as a hazardous liquid pipeline — and that is why it falls under the I-U-B’s jurisdiction.


The first step is to set up hearings in the counties that would be impacted.


He says landowners will get a notice of the upcoming hearings on the pipeline.


Tormey says there are other ways you can comment on the pipeline.

The first public hearing is in Hardin County at noon on September 13th. There will be public hearings in our area on the following dates:

Emmet County – September 23, 5:30 p.m., Regional Wellness Center, 415 S 18th St, Estherville

Palo Alto County – September 27, 12:30 p.m., Iowa Lakes Community College, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg

Kossuth County – September 27, 6 p.m., Eagle Center Banquet, 401 Smith St, Lakota

Hancock County – September 28, 1 p.m., Viaduct Center, 255 US Hwy 69 S, Garner

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