We need a CO2 Pipeline Moratorium!
CO2 pipelines are dangerous and regulated. Yet, CO2 pipeline developers like Wolf Carbon Solutions and One Earth Sequestration, LLC are moving forward with their pipeline projects before PHMSA completes its rulemaking to improve safety and oversight, and the State of Illinois completes its setback study to determine safe setbacks.
Take a moment to tell your state representative and senator you want them to cosponsor and pass HB4835 / SB3441, a moratorium on CO2 pipelines! Click here to send a letter.
Lobby your legislators on April 17!
Ask your legislators to support three bills that will protect you from eminent domain and impacts to your health, safety, and water from carbon capture and storage.
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 9am to 2pm
Where: State capitol building, 401 S. 2nd St. Springfield
Click here for more information, fact sheets on the pipeline moratorium and comprehensive CCS bill, and to register. We'll provide all the tools you need, and help you schedule meetings with your state senator and representative.
Navigator Cancels Its CO2 Pipeline!
Citing the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, Navigator decided to cancel its pipeline project. Navigator also received two recommendations of denial from the Illinois Commerce Commission. You can read Navigator's statement here.
We want to thank all who participated in fighting Navigator in Illinois! The organizing that has taken place has been amazing, and led to the cancelation of their entire1,342 mile-long project.
Wolf withdraws it's ICC application
On Monday, November 20, Wolf Carbon Solutions filed a motion with the Illinois Commerce Commission to officially withdraw it application to build a a carbon pipeline from Iowa through nine Illinois counties. The withdrawal marks the second time a CO2 pipeline company has wasted citizen and ICC resources by submitting a deficient application. This withdrawal followed a recommendation of denial by Wolf case manager Brett Seagle. Wolf intends to refile after the first of the year, starting the 11-month long process over again.
One Earth - Another CO2 Pipeline
On October 18, 2023, One Earth Sequestration (OES) filed its application with the Illinois Commerce Commission to build a 7.34-mile pipeline from its One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City to transport CO2 to McLean County for sequestration (see ICC docket #23-0708). According to OES, this 16"-diameter pipeline has been oversized to accommodate future third party users. REX American Resources Corporation is the majority owner of One Earth Energy, LLC has ethanol plants in Illinois (Big River Resources in Galva, in addition to One Earth Energy), South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
The Coalition to Stop CO2 Pipelines believes that OES's proposed 7.34-mile long pipeline project is just the beginning of something much larger. Watch this website for information as it develops, and for actions you can take to help us fight this pipeline!
Get YOUR Questions Answered on Illinois Legislation
The Coalition's most recent webinar explains Illinois' legislative process and discusses two bills that will be making its way through the General Assembly next year. They are: (1) a moratorium on CO2 pipelines and sequestration; and (2) a comprehensive CCS bill.
Watch to learn how to post comments to the ICC dockets for Wolf (#23-0475) and One Earth (#23-0708). Remember, ICC case managers for both Navigator and Wolf used public comments posted for each to support their recommendations of denial.
Getting YOUR Questions Answered
On September 21, 2023 the Coalition to Stop CO2 Pipelines offered an in-depth webinar answering key questions about the CO2 pipelines that are planned to carry dangerous, high pressure, CO2 across the Midwest.
Four experts provided important insights about the nature of CO2 pipelines, why safety setbacks are essential, how pipelines will affect farmers and their land, as well as serious concerns about the large-scale implementation of carbon capture and storage systems of which pipelines are a part.