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Carbon Dioxide Pipelines May Spare Sage-Grouse Home in Wyoming

April 16, 2020, 6:12 PM

Plans for a 1,914 mile network of carbon dioxide pipelines in Wyoming may sidestep the habitat of the greater sage-grouse, a bird whose fate is linked to U.S. energy development.

The Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative is a state-proposed project providing rights of way, up to 300 feet wide, for pipelines that would supply oil fields with carbon dioxide to boost crude oil production and sequester carbon. The pipelines would be built across federal land supervised by the Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM’s draft environmental review of the proposal, scheduled to appear in the Federal Register Friday, says the corridors ...

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