No False Solutions! Citizens Mobilize to Educate Governor Reynolds and the IUB on Dangers of Carbon Pipelines
---MEDIA ADVISORY FOR---
9:00 - 10:30 AM & 3:00 - 5:00 PM CT, January 17, 2023
Andy Currier, [email protected], +1 310-713-0256
Mahmud Fitil, [email protected], +1 402-850-0214
Des Moines, Iowa — Summit Carbon Solutions intends to build the world’s largest carbon capture and storage pipeline across the Midwestern US, despite fierce and sustained citizen opposition. In November 2022, the Oakland Institute released The Great Carbon Boondoggle, unmasking the billion-dollar financial interests and high-level political ties driving the project forward despite opposition from a large and diverse coalition of Indigenous groups, farmers, and environmentalists rejecting the project as a false climate solution. On January 17, 2023 at 9:00am CT, the Indigenous and community grassroots organizations will march to the Iowa Utilities Board to deliver the report to the three appointed board members, who will decide if eminent domain can be used to seize land from citizens who have rejected Summit’s offers.
Later in the afternoon, community mobilization will reconvene at the Iowa Capitol Building (First Floor Rotunda) where Iowans will explain why carbon pipelines are a greenwashed, false climate solution and deliver the report to Governor Reynolds. As the Oakland report exposed, “If the Midwest Carbon Express is eventually built, residents across the Midwest will bear the risks associated with the pipeline — potential leaks and ruptures, decreased property and crop values, increased violence against Indigenous Peoples — while Summit Carbon Solutions, its financial backers, and Bruce Rastetter will reap the profits.”
The Oakland Institute, Great Plains Action Society, Buffalo Rebellion, Des Moines Black Liberation Movement, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice, Food & Water Watch Iowa Chapter, Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance Coalition, Ní Btháska Stand, Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids, South Dakota Carbon Pipeline Opposition, Nebraska Carbon Pipeline Resistance Coalition.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 — 9:00-10:30 AM CT at the Iowa Utilities Board;
3:00-5:00 PM CT at the Iowa State Capitol Building (First Floor Rotunda).
For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/5564991273618159
Contact: Mahmud Fitil, [email protected] or Andy Currier, [email protected]