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The Kansas City Chiefs who made NFL Draft history

Father and son Ed and Brad Budde both played offensive line for the Kansas City Chiefs, and they were both first-round draft picks — a singular achievement in the NFL that still stands today. Plus: Three companies want to capture carbon dioxide from Midwestern ethanol plants, transport it by pipeline and store it underground — but environmentalists question the benefits.

Sixty years ago, the pro football draft laid the foundation for the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-ever Super Bowl championship. As Greg Echlin explains for KCUR, it also helped create a historic family accomplishment that has lasted 43 years.

The Biden administration wants the United States' carbon footprint to be at net zero by 2050. As part of that goal, the federal government is offering big incentives to remove carbon dioxide, including from ethanol plants. There are three major pipeline proposals that would capture CO2 from ethanol plants around the Midwest and store it underground. As Harvest Public Media's Katie Peikes reports, while the ethanol industry is fully on board, researchers and environmentalists question the climate benefits.

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