Opponent of CO2 pipeline spoke at Codington County Commission meeting

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- At last week’s Codington County Commissioner’s meeting, a representative from Summit Carbon Solutions spoke as an open forum about upcoming grants available to counties affected by pipeline construction, up to $50,000.

A Watertown resident who has been a strong opponent of the pipeline construction since its inception and has land that will be affected by construction spoke at this week’s meeting.

Rita Brownlee stands with other land owners with South Dakota Landowners Against Eminent Domain.

Brownlee says the “scare tactics” didn’t work, and family member Stacy Sinner also spoke on set-back ordinances.

Brownlee lives near the Glacial Lakes Energy Ethanol Plant.

Various tax credits were involved.

The tax credit extension was confirmed on the iea.org website.

Brownlee is hopeful the Commissioners will help.

The Commissioners thanked them for speaking, and there were no additional comments.