On January 28, Summit Carbon Solutions officially filed for a permit with the Iowa Utilities Board to construct a Hazardous Liquid Pipeline stretching across 681 miles in Iowa. The petition to the Utilities Board is the requisite next step for the company to advance its $4.5 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. It is anticipated that the Board will take 12 to 18 months to issue a ruling.
In response, Food & Water Watch Senior Iowa Organizer Emma Schmit issued the following statement:
“Despite immense resistance from every corner of the state, Summit is moving forward with their dangerous carbon pipeline scam. The opposition to this project has united Iowans from all backgrounds – Republican and Democrat, rural and urban, young and old. It could not be made any clearer that Iowans do not support Summit’s reckless land-grabbing scheme. We are not willing to risk our lives or our land for Summit to rake in millions of dollars on a false climate solution.
“The fight to stop the construction of hazardous carbon pipelines is only beginning. The people of Iowa will continue to stand against Summit’s greedy maneuvering to protect our communities, our land, and our futures. From the halls of Congress to the courtroom floor, we will use our collective power to ensure the needs and interests of Iowans are placed before that of a destructive, opportunistic corporation.”
Contact: Phoebe Galt, [email protected]