Navigator, the company planning the Heartland Greenway CO2 pipeline through Sangamon and several other central Illinois counties, has withdrawn its application in front of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Navigator plans to refile the application next month. The decision comes after the company received feedback from county residents and officials, who expressed concerns about the safety and environmental impact of the pipeline.
“The safety and well-being of our residents is a top priority,” said County Board Chairman Andy Van Meter, “we want to ensure that any pipeline project proposed to run through our County is thoroughly evaluated and that all safety concerns are addressed.”
Before the self-withdrawal by Navigator, Sangamon County filed a Petition to Intervene with the ICC, given the unresolved issues involving public health and safety concerns.
Navigator says they will take this time to review the feedback and create a new plan. The revised plan they file next month is expected to address the concerns raised since this project was announced.