Summit Carbon Solutions address Codington County Commission

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- Summit Carbon Solutions, a company hoping to construct a CO2-capturing pipeline to store the carbon in North Dakota, was present at the Codington County Commissioners meeting during the open public forum to educate them about a grant opportunity.

Scott O’Konek, Minnesota Project Manager at Summit Carbon Solutions, spoke.

The grant is to assist any County that will be affected by the construction of the pipeline.

Commissioner Myron Johnson inquired if the funds were earmarked for a specific purpose.

Commissioner Lee Gabel said, “I think I know what you’re doing,” and asked about the timeframe.

Commissioner Gabel acknowledged it’s a controversial issue and shared his concern.

Commissioner Charlie Waterman asked why they needed the grant.

Commissioner Troy VanDusen clarified it is not the time for debate.

No action was taken by the Codington County Commission.