SD PUC address party status for co2 pipeline project

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission addressed party status in two applications to build liquid carbon dioxide pipelines across the state Thursday.  P-U-C staffer Kristen Edwards says Daniel Hoey, the superintendent at West Central School did not want to intervene in the Summit Carbon Solutions project anymore.

Hoey was superintendent at Stanley County before moving to West Central.  His withdrawal from the docket still leaves over 400 entities for whom party status has been approved.  Two groups were seeking to be added as intervenors in the docket for the Navigator Heartland Greenway pipeline.  Cara Semmler represents the South Dakota Telecommunications Associations says her group just wants to keep up with the project.

Melanie Carpenter representing Navigator had no objection to adding S-D-T-A.  The Commission approved no only the S-D-T-A but Brookings County as intervenors in the Navigator project.  The Heartland Greenway pipeline would encompass five southeast South Dakota counties near the borders of Minnesota and Iowa.