Landowners will be gathering today in Manchester for an informational meeting about a carbon capture pipeline project that’s proposed to come through the area.
The pipeline was initially proposed to run under farmland from the Dyersville ethanol plant through eastern Delaware County down into Linn County. But the route has changed since last fall and winter, with the pipeline now proposed to run from Dyersville just north of Earlville and Manchester and west through northern Buchanan County and into the southwest tip of Fayette County as it makes its way across Iowa.
It’s called the Heartland Greenway project, proposed by a company called Navigator CO2 Ventures. They held an informational meeting for the initial landowners with the Iowa Utilities Board last December in Manchester – which got heated at times as landowners voiced their opinions and concerns – and another meeting is planned for today.
The meeting will begin at noon at The Gathering Place. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend.