Secchi Discusses Carbon Pipeline Reports in the Des Moines Register
An op-ed written by senior Environmental Policy research fellow Silvia Secchi was published in the Des Moines Register on July 9, describing the misleading nature of carbon pipeline reports.
She explains that in order to get carbon pipelines approved by communities and decision makers, these reports inflate their benefits while ignoring the detrimental costs of pipeline construction. The costs go beyond the economic aspect and involve health risks to humans and wildlife, as well as environmental risks for the land. Secchi further argues the unacceptability of using public money and eminent domain to complete these projects.