ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Friday’s KSDN Midday Report, landowners representing Brown, Spink, & McPherson Counties appeared on the program to address various topics relating to the CO2 pipeline debate.
This past Tuesday, The Brown County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting in Aberdeen where the president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, Scott VanderWal explained that their official stance on the pipeline was a resolution to remain neutral during the process.
Former Brown County Commissioner Dennis Feickert, who was a paying member of the Farm Bureau talked about why he no longer contributed for now to the organization.
Spink County Landowner Mark Lapka talks about the process used by the Farm Bureau doesn’t give enough time to help benefit landowners at this time.
Brown County Landowner Craig Schunaman offered his take on this topic.
Another topics discussed was the issue of using water near Redfield to help benefit Summit Carbon Solutions. Spink County Landowner Ed Fischbach talks about how this could impact the aquifers in the area.
Fischbach explains how this could impact the Redfield community.
Coming up on Saturday will be the South Dakota Farmers Union at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The Farmers Union will be hosting a forum discussing eminent domain vs property rights. Schaunaman will be among those speaking at this forum compare it to what was talked about when the Brown County Fair hosted a similar forum back in August.
Another topics discussed is the PUC hearings taking place in Fort Pierre involving both Navigator & Summit Carbon Solutions. One topic is the county ordinances in place regarding setbacks and Feickert express concern what the PUC could do.
Lapka believes that this could become an election issue coming up in 2024.
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