Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden comment on property rights

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KWAT)–During Tuesday’s South Dakota Governor’s Agriculture Summit in Watertown, there was no specific mention of carbon capture pipelines, but Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden did mention in passing that there’s a lot of talk about property rights happening in the state right now.

Rhoden, a lifelong rancher from Union Center in western South Dakota, says the Noem-Rhoden administration has been an advocate for property rights in the past, and cited one example.

A group of South Dakota lawmakers is circulating a petition calling for a special legislative session to address private property rights as they pertain to proposed carbon capture pipelines in South Dakota.

A special session can happen if two-thirds of state lawmakers sign the petitions, or if Governor Kristi Noem calls them back into session.