FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 12, 2021
Nov. 18: Online Forum for Landowners Re: Property Rights and Interstate Carbon Pipelines
Panelists include attorney Brian Jorde who defended Keystone XL landowners against eminent domain, landowners’ groups in NE & IA, and several impacted landowners
Hastings, NE — Impacted landowners on the proposed Summit or Navigator “carbon / CO2” pipeline routes and their neighbors in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, and Illinois are encouraged to register and join an online discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 12:00 p.m,. to learn how they can protect their property rights, and stop these risky carbon pipelines threatening the Midwest.
Attendees will hear from attorney Brian Jorde of Domina Law Group, which successfully represented a co-op of Keystone XL landowners against eminent domain in court, and landowner groups in Nebraska, Iowa, and other states impacted by proposed carbon pipeline projects from Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures, among others. Carroll Muffett of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) will also present an overview of the risks of carbon pipelines, and how Big Oil and Gas are marketing this scheme as a false solution to our climate crisis that makes taxpayers pay to clean up these billion-dollar corporations’ generations of pollution in our communities.
Several impacted landowners who have already been contacted by Summit or Navigator will share their experiences and concerns, and local groups organizing landowners opposed to the pipeline in Nebraska and Iowa right now will discuss opportunities for joining forces to fight eminent domain.
WHAT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Landowners & Interstate Carbon Pipelines
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Online or via phone, registration via Zoom at this link: https://bit.ly/pfhbriefing3
- Brian Jorde, attorney, Domina Law Group, who represented Keystone XL landowners successfully against eminent domain
- Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
- Several affected landowners on these proposed carbon pipeline routes
- Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska, Bold Alliance & Pipeline Fighters Hub
- Jess Mazour, Conservation Program Coordinator with Sierra Club Iowa, organizing landowners in Iowa who are opposed to Summit & Navigator pipelines
“Bold shares landowners’ concerns about the safety of carbon pipelines. After spending a decade defending property rights against the use of eminent domain for private gain, Bold is prepared to spend just as long to make sure landowners’ land and water are protected from these new proposed risky pipelines,” said Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska.
Background on “Carbon Capture” and CO2 pipelines:
Know Your Rights: Landowners & Interstate Carbon Pipelines
Carbon Capture & Storage + CO2 Pipelines: Not a Climate Solution
Carbon Capture & CO2 Pipelines: Pipeline Fighters Hub Briefing | Aug. 25, 2021
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