Landowners call for the dismissal of Summit Carbon Solutions permit application

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A group of landowners is calling for the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to dismiss Summit Carbon Solutions’ request to the Public Utilities Commission for an application extension.

Brian Jorde of Omaha-based Domina Law Group filed the motion on behalf of a group of South Dakota landowners opposing the pipeline. Summit Carbon Solutions, an Iowa-based company, applied for a permit to construct a multibillion-dollar carbon sequestration pipeline. The pipeline would connect several ethanol plants throughout the region as a way to reduce carbon emissions, allowing the ethanol plants to sell their product at a premium in states with low carbon fuel standards.

The PUC meets to discuss both motions on June 8.

The pipeline has been met with controversy, with many landowners along the route voicing concerns over the safety issues of the pipeline, as well as the potential damage the pipeline could cause to agricultural land.

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