Summit Carbon Solutions working to finalize their route through South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Summit Carbon Solutions says they have reached easement agreements with more than fifty percent of the landowners needed for the South Dakota portion of their proposed liquid carbon dioxide pipeline.

Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Powell says they are surveying much more than lines on a map.

McPherson and Brown Counties have signaled possible legal action against pipeline activity in their areas. Powell says they are trying to avoid that.

Powell says they are also working on an education process.

The pipeline would transport carbon dioxide from over thirty ethanol plants in the region to underground storage in central North Dakota.

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission last week asked both sides to see if they can agree on a hearing schedule.