Groups call for halt to carbon pipeline permitting

Source: By Agri-Pulse • Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

More than 150 groups are urging the White House to enact a moratorium on pipelines to carry carbon dioxide, a long shot given the administration’s push for technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A letter to President Joe Biden outlines safety concerns ahead of a meeting scheduled in Iowa by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Three companies are planning to build pipelines in the Midwest to capture liquid CO2 from ethanol plants and then store it underground. Groups on the letter include Food & Water Watch, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and dozens of local environmental organizations.