Heartland Greenway Carbon Pipeline | Navigator CO2 Ventures
Interstate Hazardous Liquid CO2 Pipeline
Petition for Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
Do you live or own property in Minnesota and want more information about the proposed hazardous liquid CO2 pipeline project?
Add your name to the petition!
We are asking the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to order an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Interstate Hazardous Liquid CO2 Pipeline known as the Navigator CO2 Ventures’ Heartland Greenway Project. The Heartland Greenway Pipeline is being proposed by Navigator CO2 Ventures, LLC out of Dallas, TX.
- There are currently TWO proposed pipelines of this nature (both to run through Minnesota) in the United States and ONE in Canada.
- A CO2 pipeline needs to be pressurized at more than two times the natural gas pipeline rate to control the temperature and keep the CO2 liquefied. [Natural Gas 250 – 1200 psi, CO2 1500 – 2800 psi]
- OSHA classifies CO2 as a hazardous liquid
- CO2 is colorless and odorless
- Poses a significant risk to human health
- CO2 is commonly used to euthanize animals
- In the event of a leak or rupture, liquefied CO2 will travel across geological formations seeking the lowest point, and once in an aquifer or well, it acidifies the water making it unusable.
- Lack of transparency and information available to the public.
- This project’s profitability depends on public money through carbon credits and subsidies, publicly reported to be 20 – 25% of their revenue.
- This project is claiming to be a Net Zero Energy Project and in reality, it does not decrease the amount of ethanol being produced and implies growth in the ethanol industry.
The Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) allows Minnesota citizens to petition for environmental review by showing that, because of the nature or location of the proposed project, there may be potential for significant environmental effects. Petitioners believe that compressing and liquefying CO2, putting it in a pipeline for transport “may have the potential for significant environmental impact” and that, accordingly, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is required to order an EAW under the MEPA.