Tallgrass Energy recently received permission from the federal government to convert its existing Trailblazer pipeline, which currently carries methane gas across Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, into a carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline. The scheme aims to take advantage of new federal tax credits and connect with ethanol plants to capture their carbon emissions, and pump the hazardous gas via interstate pipeline to be sequestered in underground wells.
Unlike new CO2 projects proposed by Summit, Navigator and Wolf, Tallgrass is unique because it is seeking to convert its existing already-built pipeline to carry CO2. Therefore, the company faces no state regulatory or public hearings. Additionally, in the state of Nebraska, the state legislature and the Public Service Commission have refused to update regulations, meaning carbon pipelines face zero permitting process, review, or oversight at the state level.
Join fellow impacted landowners and community members for a virtual meeting (via computer or telephone) on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7pm Central Time (6pm Mountain Time) to learn what rights you have as an impacted landowner, and discuss what actions you and your neighbors can take to get informed and protect your property and your local communities at the county level. The program will feature Bold Alliance attorney and pipeline expert Paul Blackburn, landowners’ attorney Brian Jorde, and Bold Alliance’s Jane Kleeb and Emma Schmit.
WHAT: Virtual Landowner & Community Meeting on the Tallgrass Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline Conversion
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:00 p.m. Central Time (6:00 p.m. Mountain Time)
WHO: Bold Alliance: Paul Blackburn (attorney), Brian Jorde (attorney), Emma Schmit, Jane Kleeb
Link to join Virtual Meeting at 7pm CT / 6pm MT: https://bit.ly/tallgrasspipeline
Call in to participate: 312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 831 5904 0351)