This deep dive programming addresses both concerns and benefits of the proposed carbon dioxide pipeline in North Dakota, as well as the pros of economic growth and the cons of possible harm to the environment. By engaging with local experts, citizens, political and and community leaders, differing angles of this impactful proposal are discussed.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a transformative vision for the CO2 pipeline’s impact on the region’s prosperity and vitality. The reports explore the concerns and benefits of a proposed high-pressure carbon dioxide pipeline that would be built in close proximity to residential North Dakota. New reports will be released every Wednesday and Friday and will be re-run at various times throughout the week. All episodes can be viewed live online at bek.news/capturingamericasheartland, or in the archives.
The CO2 pipeline has been the topic of controversy among residents and rural landowners across the Midwest, particularly in North Dakota. It would transport carbon dioxide captured from ethanol plants in five Midwest states to an endpoint north and west of the Bismarck-Mandan area, in Oliver and Mercer counties.
“Earlier this year, I attended a meeting where legislators were present, and a young woman boldly walked up to the microphone and started asking questions about the CO2 pipeline,” says Lori Hinz, BEK TV Host of Capturing America’s Heartland: CO2 Pipeline and No Apologies. “That moment sparked something in me. This is an issue with a lot of questions surrounding it, and I felt incredibly compelled to learn more about it and share what I learned.”
Capturing America’s Heartland: CO2 Pipeline invites experts on all sides of the issue to weigh in on various concerns and benefits regarding building an unusually large pipeline so close to residents and property owners. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing technical, regulatory, health, and safety challenges, the series explores how the proposed route could affect the Heartland of America.