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Understanding Pipeline Taxes & Easements (July 7)

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

By Mark Hefflinger

News, Videos July 8, 2022

Landowners’ attorney Brian Jorde goes over the typical terms of a pipeline “easement” contract with a fine-toothed comb, to expose all the terrible disadvantages that pipeline companies try to get landowners to sign on to “in perpetuity” — aka forever. Then, Pipeline Fighters Hub resident attorney and pipeline expert Paul Blackburn dissects the U.S. government’s “45Q tax credit” — the financial lynchpin enabling the current goldrush of developers seeking to build carbon pipelines across the Midwest.

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