Lincoln County property owners to present setback limits for CO2 pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- It’s round two in the battle over Carbon Capture pipelines in South Dakota, and today, Lincoln County is ground zero.

Concerned property owners will sign and present a proposed ordinance on safety setback limits for the pipelines.

State Representative Karla Lems of Canton says they’re hoping their concerns are heard this time around.

The 18-hundred 55 foot setback number comes from one of the pipeline companies.

Lems feels what the South Dakota PUC denying Navigator’s permit gave counties more leverage than before.

Lems hope this would allow Lincoln to put a setback ordinance to benefit the landowners in the county.

Lems also points out that lawsuits at this time shouldn’t be an issue because of the ruling by the PUC.

Lems says Navigator called that distance appropriate for a six-inch line.

The proposed Summit line will be up to 24 inches in diameter.