Carbon Wolves Pause, For Now in Illinois

From River Cities’ Reader’s

The Canadian Wolf Midstream, a Calgary-based private company, is backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”). Wolf was formed in 2016 with the primary goal of building CO2 pipelines across Canada and abroad. And with plenty of federally funded incentives in the United States, a mad dash is being made by these companies to line their pockets with money, and lots of it. The U.S. Department of Energy claims as many as 96,000 miles of CO2 pipelines could be built across the country by 2050; this includes Illinois and Iowa, which will put residents at risk.

And just like wolves that come in sheep’s clothing, these predators cannot be trusted. Claiming they will not use eminent domain to acquire land along the pipeline route sounds like an empty promise to me. There is no doubt in my mind that the whole plan is designed to take ordinary citizens’ land for private gain. A multitude of Midwest landowners have voiced their disapproval to these proposed CO2 pipeline projects, by contacting their local government authorities, attending county board meetings demanding opposing resolutions, and placing anti-CO2 pipeline signs in their yards and businesses.

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