Delaware County citizens concerned about the proposed carbon capture pipeline project are inviting the public to an informational meeting tonight in Manchester.
The Heartland Greenway pipeline, proposed by Navigator CO2, would carry liquid carbon dioxide under farmland from the Dyersville ethanol plant west through Delaware County, passing just north of Earlville, Delaware and the Manchester city limits before heading into Buchanan County and points west.
Many local landowners and residents, along with the Delaware County Supervisors and Manchester City Council, have taken a stand against the project – citing concerns about eminent domain, the purpose of the project, and most importantly, safety. The landowners, Supervisors and City Council all agree that the risks for health and safety are not only concerns for the impacted landowners, but for the local communities too.
Tonight’s informational meeting will be held at 7 pm at The Gathering Place in Manchester. Field Coordinator for the John Birch Society Tammy Kobza will give a presentation. Afterwards, Brian Jorde, an attorney at Domina Law Group in Omaha, Nebraska will join the meeting via Zoom. Jorde represents many landowners across Iowa who are against the pipeline project. He’ll answer questions from the crowd as well.
People from all surrounding communities and counties are invited to attend.