Navigator carbon pipeline canceled

A major Midwestern carbon dioxide pipeline project has been canceled. Navigator CO2 Ventures announced the cancellation of its proposed 1,300-mile Heartland Greenway project on Friday.

The pipeline would have carried planet-warming CO2 emissions from more than 20 industrial plans across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, to be buried deep underground in Illinois.

The Valero plant at Aurora would have been among those on the line.

The cancellation comes soon after the company withdrew its application for a crucial permit in Illinois, and also said it was putting its other permit applications on hold. South Dakota regulators last month denied Navigator a construction permit for the pipeline.

CO2 pipelines have faced pushback from landowners, who oppose their land being taken from them for the projects. There were also fears cited over possible pipeline ruptures.


October 23, 2023