Iowa Utilities Board, 

I am writing to express my appreciation for holding the Summit hearing in August instead of October. The decision to have a hearing in the late summer months versus the middle of harvest will allow farmers impacted by the route to be more present. 

Summit Carbon Solutions’ project presents a path forward for ethanol producers who want to adapt their product to low-carbon standards – something that will become status quo over the coming decades. As you all know, a strong ethanol market makes for a strong agricultural economy. I am proud to support this project. 

As an affected landowner and someone who has signed an easement with Summit, I extend my thanks to the Iowa Utilities Board for taking steps to make the hearing more accessible for all. 

Mark Wigans
Wright County, IA