Proposed pipeline project brings great concern from landowners
Posted on December 13, 2021
CAEPLA has helped landowners overcome every single challenge farmers face with this proposed Iowa pipeline.
Recognition of property rights and a commitment by the company to respect the landowner as partner, combined with an almost obsessive and forensic focus on detail in negotiations is how CAEPLA scores win, win business agreements for the Directly Affected.
OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Dozens of people skipping out on their work day and lunch hour to learn more about the Heartland Greenway pipeline project on Friday afternoon. The proposed pipeline that would span 1,300 miles, with 900 miles impacting Iowa.
10 miles in Wapello County is expected to go directly through Wapello County. The pipeline would capture carbon dioxide, be turned into liquid, and then stored in the ground. This would be a big plus for ethanol plants to help lower their carbon footprint.
Due to the size of the project and the amount of people impacted, the Iowa Utilities Board requires the company to host public hearings in each county that would be affected, which would be 37 in Iowa alone. The developer, Navigator CO₂ Ventures, heard complaints about pipelines and the rising concerns over the technology and the impact the pipeline would have on farmers and other landowners.
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs for Navigator CO₂ Ventures, ensures the company will restore the land that it works on. “Should you as a landowner see a loss beyond that 240% throughout the life of the project we would welcome those conversations on a one-on-one basis if we reach that point,” she said during the meeting.