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PUC requires environmental review for first proposed carbon pipeline in Minnesota

by Minnesota Public Radio | January 5, 2023
Representatives from groups concerned about the project including Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) welcomed the PUC’s order for an EIS. “I think the PUC made the right decision, and we think it’s the only legal ...

Minnesota PUC to examine Summit Carbon’s CO2 pipeline project

by Minnesota Public Radio | January 4, 2023
Hudson Kingston, staff attorney for PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) said the PUC’s decisions in the application will set a precedent for how Minnesota will regulate carbon pipelines for carbon storage in the future. “It certainly is the beginning of a process ...

Minnesota moves to regulate carbon dioxide pipelines

by Minnesota Public Radio | May 19, 2022
While carbon dioxide is not harmful to humans in small amounts — it’s exhaled in every breath we take — in high concentrations CO2 can displace oxygen within the gas plume. “The fact that purified and highly pressurized carbon dioxide gas can explode out of pipelines and suffocate ...
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