CO2 Pipeline:  Farmland in Jeopardy?

Date: April 21, 2022
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Tom DeWeese
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Powerful forces are stepping up their drive for something known as a CO2 pipeline.  Now keep in mind the hatred and the cancellation of pipelines that deliver much needed oil across our nation.  In this case, however, we’re speaking of a Co2 pipeline to capture carbon emissions and drive it into the ground.  

Returning to Crosstalk to address this issue was Tom DeWeese.  Tom is the president of American Policy Center.  He is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education, American sovereignty and independence and protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.  He is author of Sustainable: The War on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals and Erase , a political novel.

According to Tom, there are about 10 states in the Midwest, where our most valuable farmland is located, that are affected by this carbon pipeline project.  The carbon will be captured, particularly at ethanol and fertilizer plants.  It will then head toward North Dakota for burial, thousands of feet underground.  

Why is this being done?  At the present time there’s this drive called “net zero” to get rid of CO2 which is considered to be the driving force behind climate change.  So the idea is to capture carbon from these plants in order to help cut down on our CO2 emissions.

Tom indicated that there are individuals in Iowa that are upset about this because  the pipeline won’t simply be going along the edges of their property, it will go straight through the middle while tearing up the topsoil.  Jim quoted from a source indicating that the project will initially span more than 1,200 miles across 5 Midwestern states.

The next part of the “net zero” plan is 17 million acres of solar farms and 250 million acres of wind farms.  

Stay on top of this issue by reviewing this edition of Crosstalk where Jim has Tom present details concerning the following:

  • Who is Jess Vilsac and how does he factor into the carbon pipeline?
  • What do we know about North Dakota’s largest oil driller, Continental Resources, and their part in the pipeline project?
  • Is anyone pushing back?
  • Was there money in the Biden infrastructure bill that was providing resources for the pipeline? 
  • The latest concerning the beef industry, food shortage possibilities and more. 

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