Today I plan to be in Des Moines for a rally against false climate solutions.
- 1 pm rally at Cowles Commons
- 1:30 pm March to the Iowa Events Center
- 2:00 pm Protest outside as the convention is concluding
- 3:30 pm Report back to the CCI office for food, refreshments and to debrief
There are several terms related to Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration (CCS). I like carbon pipeline resistance. It reminds me of the Keystone Pledge of Resistance that I was deeply involved with when in Indianapolis. A campaign that, after years of work nationally, defeated the Keystone XL Pipeline. (See: https://jeffkisling.com/?s=Keystone)
Also, that is the name of a coalition I belong to, Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance.
A summary I wrote about carbon pipelines can be found here: https://landbackfriends.com/2021/12/04/carbon-capture-in-iowa/
On July 12, 2022, I was at the Iowa Utilities Board meeting where many people spoke against carbon pipelines in Iowa.
The best overview about carbon capture I’ve found is the following webinar hosted by my friends Mahmud Fitil and Sikowis Nobiss.
Check out the first webisode of Prairie Not Pipelines, an Indigenous web series focused on climate, water and resource extraction on the plains.
Hosted by Mahmud Fitil and Sikowis Nobiss. Folks from across the Great Plains in ND, SD, NE and Iowa will be discussing the recent push for CO2 pipelines across the region.
Currently, the majority of the media and public pushback is coming from white landowners. However, these pipelines are being proposed to be forced through stolen land and treaty territories where Indigenous voices need to be heard. This forum will discuss the legal, environmental and tribal perspectives of Carbon Capture and Storage. These projects are being touted as environmentally sound when in fact they are huge greenwashed projects which extends a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry which is responsible for our current climate emergency in the first place. These investors and corporations are merely looking to profit from government programs and subsidies rather than address our climate woes in any meaningful way. The people, land and water in the way of their profiteering ambitions are of little concern.
Mahmud and Sikowis organized a gathering at the offices of Summit Carbon Solutions in Ames. Following are some of the photos I took there.