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CARBON CAPTURE

Summit Carbon Solutions proposes pipeline to transport carbon from Jackson County ethanol plant.
Some concerns were raised about the possible environmental and public safety impacts the project could have.
"The easiest way to stop the carbon buildup is to quit burning fossil fuels, move to efficiency, green building and renewables. ... Instead of the common sense approach, there’s an even more crazy idea now, an awfully expensive set of experimental technologies .."

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The decision means carbon pipeline companies must file for a siting permit with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Without statewide authority, permitting would have been left up to individual counties along the pipeline route.
Writer says carbon pipeline is totally worthless.
Summit Carbon Solutions has hosted six open house meetings in Minnesota for landowners along the proposed route of a pipeline to carry carbon dioxide. The No. 1 message from those meetings has been concern about drain tiles, company officials told the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners.
The links between Summit's leadership and public officials in Iowa, which would host the largest share of Summit's proposed Midwest Carbon Express project, have raised worries among ethics watchdogs and environmental groups.
The pipeline would connect to Heron Lake BioEnergy ethanol plant.
Some North Dakota counties have passed resolutions against using eminent domain for right-of-way for a carbon capture pipeline. Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions is behind a $4.5 billion project that covers five states.

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Writer said company's claims lack transparency.
Tharaldson Ethanol at Casselton, North Dakota, is one of 31 ethanol plants that would connect to a planned carbon capture pipeline. Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions is behind the $4.5 billion project.
The nascent CCS industry has been plagued by high costs and underperformance, crucial federal incentives for carbon capture are stalled in Congress, and public opposition to the pipeline infrastructure needed to transport captured gas is mounting.

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