The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) today filed a letter approving the dates, times and locations for 13 additional public informational meetings requested by Navigator Heartland Greenway LLC (Navigator). The meetings are to discuss Navigator’s proposal to build and operate a large-scale pipeline system that will capture and transport liquefied carbon dioxide from local facilities spanning approximately 1,300 miles across five Midwest states, including Iowa.

Navigator requested the meetings in a letter filed on June 15, 2022, and also filed a new proposed pipeline route overview map in Docket No. HLP-2021-0003. On June 7, 2022 Navigator announced a letter of intent with POET to provide carbon capture, transport and sequestration services for its biofuel plants. Connecting POET's facilities to the pipeline would require a change in the proposed pipeline route.

More information about the pipeline projects and the IUB review process may be found on the Iowa Farm Bureau website, which is regularly updated as new information becomes available.

The IUB will schedule the public informational meetings as follows:

Delaware County  Noon August 22, 2022 – The Gathering Place, 1711 N. Second St., Manchester

Buchanan County  6 p.m. August 22, 2022 – Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence

Fayette County Noon August 23, 2022 – The Coliseum, 101 First St. S.W., Oelwein

Bremer County 6 p.m. August 23, 2022 – The Centre Hall, 1211 Fourth St. S.W., Waverly

Butler County Noon August 24, 2022 – Greene Community Center, 202 W. South St., Greene

Hardin County 6 p.m. August 24, 2022 – ECC Agricultural Renewable Energy Center, 509 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls

Hamilton County Noon August 25, 2022 – Briggs Woods Conference Center, 2501 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City

Webster County 6 p.m. August 25, 2022 – Webster County Fairgrounds, Auditorium Building, 22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge

Lyon County Noon September 13, 2022 – Forster Community Center, 404 First Ave., Rock Rapids

Osceola County 6 p.m. September 13, 2022 – Ninth Street Centre, 418 Ninth , Sibley

Lee County Noon September 15, 2022 – Lee County Fairgrounds, Youth Learning Center, 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson

Polk County Noon September 21, 2022 – Location to be determined and when selected, information will be filed in the docket

Virtual Meeting 6 p.m. September 21, 2022 – Participation through the IUB Webex system with details to come on

The informational meetings will be conducted in compliance with the requirements of 199 Iowa Administrative Code 13.2. Navigator cannot negotiate with landowners in the new corridor until after the information meeting is held in the county.

On October 19, 2021, Navigator filed its original request for public informational meetings regarding its proposed carbon capture pipeline system. Those initial meetings concluded in January 2022. This is the second round of informational meetings required because of the change in the proposed route corridor.