CO2 pipeline route change in Lee County prompts additional meetings


Supervisors to meet with pipeline on Thursday at 11 in Donnellson


DES MOINES – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) today filed a letter approving the dates, times and locations for 13 additional public informational meetings requested by Navigator Heartland Greenway LLC (Navigator). The meetings are to discuss Navigator’s proposal to build and operate a large-scale pipeline system that will capture and transport liquefied carbon dioxide from local facilities spanning approximately 1,300 miles across five Midwest states, including Iowa.

Lee County Supervisors will meet with pipeline officials on Thursday at the American Legion in West Point at 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public but is being planned as an information only meeting with limited to no questions being allowed.

The pipeline is projected to span 58.29 miles through the county with a split northwest of Donnellson off 190th Avenue. It will impact 95 land tracts along the route and 74 property owners.

Navigator requested the meetings in a letter filed on June 15, 2022, and also filed a new proposed pipeline route overview map in Docket No. HLP-2021-0003

This is the latest Lee County map of the proposed Heartland-Greenway CO2 capture pipeline being proposed by Navigator Ventures. A change in the proposed route is requiring the additional public meeting on Sept. 15 at Lee County Fairgrounds starting at noon.

Lee County will have another public meeting on Sept. 15 starting at noon at the Lee County Fairgrounds in the Youth Learning Center.

The IUB will schedule other public informational meetings as follows:

Delaware County
Noon August 22, 2022 – The Gathering Place, 1711 N. Second St., Manchester
Buchanan County
6 p.m. August 22, 2022 – Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence
Fayette County
Noon August 23, 2022 – The Coliseum, 101 First St. S.W., Oelwein
Bremer County
6 p.m. August 23, 2022 – The Centre Hall, 1211 Fourth St. S.W., Waverly
Butler County
Noon August 24, 2022 – Greene Community Center, 202 W. South St., Greene
Hardin County
6 p.m. August 24, 2022 – ECC Agricultural Renewable Energy Center, 509 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls
Hamilton County
Noon August 25, 2022 – Briggs Woods Conference Center, 2501 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City
Webster County
6 p.m. August 25, 2022 – Webster County Fairgrounds, Auditorium Building, 22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge
Lyon County
Noon September 13, 2022 – Forster Community Center, 404 First Ave., Rock Rapids
Osceola County
6 p.m. September 13, 2022 – Ninth Street Centre, 418 Ninth , Sibley
Lee County
Noon September 15, 2022 – Lee County Fairgrounds, Youth Learning Center, 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson
Polk County
Noon September 21, 2022 – Location to be determined and when selected, information will be filed in the docket
Virtual Meeting
6 p.m. September 21, 2022 – Participation through the IUB Webex system with details to come on

The informational meetings will be conducted in compliance with the requirements of 199 Iowa Administrative Code 13.2.

On October 19, 2021, Navigator filed its original request for public informational meetings regarding its proposed carbon capture pipeline system. Those initial meetings concluded in January 2022.

Documents regarding the proposed Navigator pipeline are available for review in the IUB’s electronic filing system under Docket No. HLP-2021-0003.

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