There is pushback against the Carbon Express Pipeline
One of the world’s largest planned carbon storage projects is hitting some roadblocks.
The Midwest Carbon Express would capture carbon dioxide emitted by more than 30 ethanol plants across five states and transport it to permanent storage.
Supporters say this is a necessary project to cut greenhouse gas emissions but many throughout rural Minnesota are not as sure as the pipeline would run underneath their fields.
Some farmers have been promised five-figure bonuses if they sign the easements, but one landowner says yields are still down from past pipeline projects, and the company behind it has stopped compensating for those losses.