PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has made some progress in determining who can and who cannot have party status in the docket of Summit Carbon Solutions and their proposed carbon dioxide pipeline through South Dakota. Twenty-nine requests were approved Thursday, but additional possible intervenors continue to file late applications. Brian Jorde, an attorney representing numerous late filers says Summit’s inability to provide detailed alternate route maps is leading to confusion.
Brett Koenecke, representing Summit, says he’s pushing to get the alternate maps filed.
Commission Chair Chris Nelson says whatever happens they must be fair in determining party status.
The Public Utilities Commission will give another consideration to the last set of late filers for inclusion in the docket at a follow-up meeting in two weeks.