At least two companies (“Summit” and “Navigator”) are currently contacting landowners in Nebraska (and other states: Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Illinois) for permission to survey their land and obtain voluntary easements for “carbon / CO2” pipelines.
Register to attend: Bold Nebraska will host community meetings for impacted landowners and their neighbors in February 2022, along with attorney Brian Jorde of Domina Law Group — which successfully defended Keystone XL landowners from eminent domain — to answer landowners’ questions, and offer legal advice on forming a landowners’ co-op to oppose eminent domain.
READ MORE: “Top 8 Reasons to Oppose Risky Carbon Pipelines”
You DO NOT have to sign a voluntary easement: signing is a BAD IDEA.
These corporations are trying to cross our state with untested, unregulated and life-threatening large-diameter pipelines that would carry highly-pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2). Just like with Keystone XL, our state does not have the local zoning, state routing, or decommissioning laws needed to properly assess the risks and long-term threats from these pipelines.
When one of these pipelines explodes, it could suffocate or intoxicate anyone in the area. Just like what happened in a town called Satartia, MS. Anyone outside including equipment operators, first responders, and livestock would be at particular risk.
These pipeline proposals are a tax scam, where greedy outsiders want to use our land to pipe this pollution across several Midwest states and through our rural communities. Their ultimate goal is to play on the “carbon credit” market in California along with getting billions in federal tax handouts, while pretending they are actually solving the climate crisis. Yet again, hardworking farmers and ranchers are being asked to
sacrifice their land and risk their livelihoods for a bunch of rich people’s latest idea on how to make a bunch of money, as they pretend to clean up Big Oil’s mess using federal tax dollars.
Bold Nebraska stands with farmers and ranchers against the use of eminent domain for private gain for these proposed carbon pipelines. The very people who feed our state, nation, and the world must have secure property rights and should not be forced to sacrifice their land, liberties and lives for this private tax scheme.
If impacted landowners have any questions, please contact fellow landowner Tom Genung: 402-984-7548 or firstname.lastname@example.org