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Company hoping to build a carbon capture pipeline in Iowa has close ties to state leaders

More than 100 farmers gathered in the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines to protest three carbon pipelines proposed in Iowa.
Clay Masters
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Iowa Public Radio
More than 100 farmers gathered in the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines to protest three carbon pipelines proposed in Iowa.

IPR's Clay Masters talks with Thomson Reuters agriculture and environment reporter Leah Douglas about her story this week regarding Summit Carbon Solutions and the close ties the company has to Iowa officials and regulators charged with approving a large part of its pipeline route.

Iowa would host the largest section of pipeline if the project is approved. Douglas reports the links between Summit’s leadership and public officials in Iowa have raised worries among ethics watchdogs and environmental groups.

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Clay Masters is a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and formerly for Harvest Public Media. His stories have appeared on NPR