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Columbus, OH – Today, the Iowa Utilities Board approved a permit to build and operate the first new carbon pipeline in the Midwest, designed to capture carbon emissions from 50 ethanol plants for safe sequestration in North Dakota. Consumer Energy Alliance Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Iowa Utilities Board for their diligent work evaluating and approving the proposed Midwest Carbon Express pipeline permit. Safely capturing, transporting, and storing the CO2 emissions from ethanol plants across Iowa and neighboring states will ensure that Iowa’s ethanol industry will be able to continue to supply the fuel necessary to meet new emissions regulations while continuing to protect our shared environment. The stable and predictable energy supplies that advance affordability and reliability are supported by investments in projects like Midwest Carbon Express that will help people in Iowa communities maintain jobs, support a family-sustaining wage, and local communities as we strive to meet our emissions goals.”


About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.

Bryson Hull
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