October 15, 2021

Iowa Utilities Board
1375 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0069

RE: Summit Carbon Solutions’ Midwest Carbon Express Project

Dear Board Directors:

Please find attached a letter urging support for Summit Carbon Solutions’ Midwest Carbon Express Project, a multi-billion-dollar investment in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. This project will generate critical economic activity and help meet rising demand for clean, reliable energy, and it will be a significant force in lowering carbon emissions – all this while supporting good jobs for industry craftsmen in the region. Many of these men and women are members of Pipeliners Local 798, a trades union representing the most highly skilled and trained workers.

Our members collected 2,039 signatures on the attached letter because they recognize that increasing the nation’s carbon capture and storage capacity is necessary to reach current emission reduction targets, and they understand the significant economic benefits this project will bring to the local, state and regional economies.

Local 798 remains committed to building and maintaining safe, reliable energy infrastructure. We are proud to support the Midwest Carbon Express Project, and we urge the Board to consider the voices on the attached pages when discussing the future of this critical project.

Sincerely,

Danny Hendrix
Business Manager
Pipeliners Local 798