PUC Chair talks about upcoming hearings involving co2 pipelines

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will have a busy year with hearings set for two permit applications for liquid carbon dioxide pipelines.

The Navigator hearings will be held in June, with hearings for Summit Carbon Solutions in September.

PUC Chair Kristie Fiegen says the dockets are large and growing.

Fiegen says both sides will bring lots of experts and public testimony.

Fiegen says research and hearings will be time consuming.

The PUC rules say there should be a decision in one year from when an application is filed, but that can be extended.