Midwest Carbon Express | Summit Carbon Solutions
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 Midwest Carbon Express Pipeline. The Midwest Carbon Express Pipeline is being proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS), located in Ames, IA.
- Summit Carbon Solutions plans to build “the world’s largest” CO2 pipeline which is likely to have the potential for significant environmental impacts. (2,000 miles of interstate pipeline)
- 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.
- Based on published maps on the Summit Carbon Solutions website, the proposed route endangers lands of particular significance to the Upper and Lower Sioux communities and Dakota peoples both inside and outside of the state of Minnesota.
- 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.
Dear Environmental Quality Board,
I am submitting my signature in support of CURE’s (Clean Up the River Environment’s) petition to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board for environmental review of the “Midwest Carbon Express Pipeline” project under Minnesota Rules 4410.1100. The project proposers are Summit Carbon Solutions, 1805 Collaborations Place, Suite 1200, Ames, IA 50010, (515) 531-2635.
My full name and address below constitute my electronic signature, submitted to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board as part of the petition for environmental review. By providing my full address, including zip code, I am certifying that I support the petition of CURE for environmental review of the Midwest Carbon Express Pipeline project and that I live in or own property in Minnesota. I acknowledge that I may be contacted by the State of Minnesota to verify that my electronic signature is valid and to ask my opinion of the petition process.