Public Hearings Scheduled in Local Counties Regarding Summit Carbon Pipeline Route Expansion

Public meetings are scheduled in 23 counties for review of the Summit Carbon Solutions plan to expand its proposed pipeline to more ethanol plants.

Meetings locally include September 19th at 6pm at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Holstein, and September 20th at noon at the Cobblestone Ballroom in Lakeside.

State regulators have already granted Summit approval to build along its original 688 mile route through the state — if regulators in neighboring states approve the pipeline’s route outside of Iowa. The Iowa Capital Dispatch was first to report public hearings are now scheduled in 23 Iowa counties to discuss extending the pipeline another 340 miles. The expansion represents Summit’s agreements with ethanol plants that had been linked to the abandoned Navigator C-O-2 pipeline project.

Iowa has 42 ethanol plants and Summit’s pipeline would collect carbon from 30 of them for underground storage in North Dakota.

(thanks to Radio Iowa for contributing)