Brown County seeks party status for Summit Carbon pipeline application

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Brown County has joined a long list of people and communities who have applied for party status in connection to the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline application with the Public Utilities Commission.

County Commissioners unanimously approved the motion Tuesday at the board’s regular meeting, after once again receiving multiple comments from residents who are opposed to the project. Friday is the deadline to be added as a party.

Commissioners join Edmunds, Spink and Hand counties, each of which have already submitted applications for party status as well as McPherson County, which also approved a motion to file for party status on Tuesday, according to McPherson County Auditor Lindley Howard. The city of Leola has also applied for party status. All of those applications are pending approval by the PUC.

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