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HomemidwestNavigator cancels plans for 1,300-mile Midwestern CO₂ pipeline

Navigator cancels plans for 1,300-mile Midwestern CO₂ pipeline

A company on Friday said it would cancel its plans for a 1,300-mile pipeline across five Midwestern states that would have gathered carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol plants and buried the gas deep underground.

Navigator CO2 Ventures’ Heartland Greenway project is among a handful of similar ventures supported by the renewable fuels industry and farming organizations, but opposed by many landowners and environmental groups who question their safety and effectiveness in reducing climate-warming gases.

In a written statement, the company said the “unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa” were key to the decision to cancel the project.

“We remain as committed to our project as the day we announced it,” the company said.


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