How Carbon Pipelines are Provoking Complicated Conversations

In “The great carbon-capture debate,” a FERN exclusive, Nancy Averett details the anger and fear felt by farmers and environmentalists because of Iowa’s proposed carbon dioxide pipelines. And explains that even beyond that, a central question looms: Are the pipelines a legitimate piece in the climate solution puzzle, or just a windfall for agribusiness? Finding the answer is crucial because the planet’s temperature is rising, and government incentives for ethanol pipelines are time limited.

The story was mentioned and linked to by both Environmental News Bits (news aggregation via Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) and Bluestem Prairie (blog that shares news from Greater Minnesota and South Dakota).

On Twitter we saw engagement around the story from AGree (3.4K followers), Food Climate Strategies (200 followers), Poppy Davis (20.5K followers), and Nicolas Mesly (photojournalist, 250 followers).

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