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How to Contact Your County Board About the Pipeline

Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance (Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/Des Moines Register

By Mark Hefflinger

News August 1, 2022

With little or no federal or state regulations in place to protect our communities against proposed carbon pipelines, counties are in some cases like Nebraska the only regulatory body that will negotiate with the pipeline company.

Despite with the industry claims (and threatens legal action over), counties are empowered to put in place common-sense regulations on pipelines, such as setbacks that determine how far such a project can be from a residence.


  • Write emails to your county board commissioners or supervisors and let them know your concerns about carbon pipelines. Bold published a Sample Ordinance for counties, and CO2 pipeline info — Read: “Carbon Pipelines: Basic 101 to Latest Research
  • Petition the board to get on the agenda at the next meeting, and bring a group of fellow concerned landowners to voice your concerns during the meeting. (All of the carbon pipeline companies are currently doing the same — petitioning to speak at your board meetings to sway them in favor of their projects). Instructions on how to request that you be placed on the meeting agenda differ, and are provided on each County Board’s website, linked below:
  • Review and consider submitting the Sample Ordinances for carbon pipelines to your County Board (download below)


Wayne Summit & Navigator Terry Sievers 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 9am,,,
Dixon Summit & Navigator Lisa Lunz 2nd Tuesdays, 9am,,,,,,,
Dakota Summit & Navigator Janet Gill Every other Monday, 3pm,,,,,
Madison Summit & Navigator Troy Uhlir Every two weeks on Tuesday, 9:30am,,,
Merrick Summit Roger Wiegert Second and fourth Tuesdays, (Nov. 22), 9am
Platte Summit & Navigator Jerry Micek Every other Tuesday, 9am,,,,,,
Holt Summit William Tielke Aug 16 & 31, 9am,,,,,
Antelope Summit Charles Henery 1st & 2nd Tuesdays, 9am,,,,,
Pierce Summit Terry Wragge Every other Monday, 9am,,
Nance Summit Timothy Cornwell 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 9am,,,,,
Hamilton Summit Rich Nelson Aug. 8, 15, 22, 8:30am,,,,,
York Summit Randy Obermier Every other Tuesday, 8:30am,,,,,
Hall Summit Ron Peterson Every other Tuesday, 9am,,,,,,,,
Boone Navigator Larry Temme Every Monday except 1st Monday, 9am,,,
Stanton Navigator Dennis Kment 3rd Mondays, 8am,,


NOTE: The Model County Ordinance language below was produced based on Nebraska‘s unique laws. If you’re a landowner or organizer interested in obtaining draft county ordinance language for your state, please contact us.

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