SD Public Utility Commission denies request to end Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed CO2 pipeline

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A proposed carbon transport pipeline continues to have life after South Dakota regulators declined to approve a request to end the project.  Attorney Brian Jorde is representing a number of intervenors who are opposed to Summit Carbon Solution’s plan to pipe C-O-Two from ethanol plants in three states to North Dakota for storage.  Jorde says Summit’s application is incomplete.

Summit representative Brett Koenecke says the application is complete and should continue.

Public Utilities Commission Chair Chris Nelson says while the application has issues they aren’t severe enough to be thrown out.

With the approval to indefinitely extend the application deadline, Jorde withdrew a motion extend the deadline for additional intervenors to be added to the docket depending on the pipeline’s routing.