Board says ‘no’ to carbon capture

Vote to ban carbon capture wells from all zoning districts

CLINTON — It appears carbon capture technology isn’t on its way to DeWitt County.

The county board voted unanimously Aug. 24 to ban carbon capture wells from all of the county’s zoning districts. 

David Helper, former member of the Logan County Board and former Logan county zoning chairman, addressed DeWitt County Board members about how his board went about approving carbon capture wells there.

“I served on the Logan County Board for 22 years and for most of that time I chaired the zoning committee, so I can fully appreciate the role you are in tonight,” Helper said.

Helper said the Logan County Board’s philosophy was, whenever casting a negative vote, “it should be based on substance and evidence.” 

Helper said when the carbon capture issue came before them, they retained a subject matter expert at the expense of Navigator CO2, the company proposing carbon capture wells in Logan County.  Navigator is the same company proposing similar wells in DeWitt County.

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