Summit Carbon Solutions

Landowners and stakeholders impacted by the two carbon capture pipeline projects planned for South Dakota listen as the House State Affairs Committee decides on six bills impacting the projects on Feb. 6, 2023, at the Capitol in Pierre. (Courtesy of Jason Harward/Forum News Service)

Committee advances bill to stop carbon pipelines from using eminent domain

BY: - February 6, 2023

A bill intended to prevent two proposed carbon pipeline projects from using eminent domain passed a legislative committee Monday.  The committee considered a total of six bills aimed at giving landowners more power in their fight against the pipeline projects. It was the first step in the legislative process for each of the bills during […]

A recent map of Dickinson County, Iowa, near Spirit Lake shows in red the tracts of land where Summit Carbon Solutions might seek eminent domain to obtain easements. (Iowa Utilities Board filing)

Judge: Iowa pipeline trespassing case against SD man should go to trial

BY: - January 31, 2023

A district court judge has rejected a request to dismiss the trespassing charge against a land surveyor who attempted to evaluate a northwest Iowa property in August for Summit Carbon Solutions, according to court records. A tenant of the property had previously turned away another Summit survey crew in April 2022 and told them not […]

Some farmers have argued that their land shouldn't be subject to eminent domain for liquid carbon dioxide pipelines. (Photo by Jared Strong/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

558 people and groups now have legal standing in two carbon pipeline applications

BY: - January 27, 2023

More than 500 people and organizations now have standing to participate in the regulatory review of two proposed carbon-capture pipelines that would go through South Dakota. The latest is Lesley Pedde of Texas, who received late notice of the application process. The Public Utilities Commission granted him “party status” Friday in the review of the […]

Some farmers have argued that their land shouldn't be subject to eminent domain for liquid carbon dioxide pipelines. (Photo by Jared Strong/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Judge set to decide whether pipeline trespassing case will proceed

BY: - January 20, 2023

There is no evidence a carbon dioxide pipeline surveyor accused of trespassing knew that he was not welcome to do the work on a Dickinson County, Iowa, farm, and the criminal charge against him should be dismissed, his attorney said this week. A district court judge is poised to decide whether the trespassing charge against Stephen James […]

Sen. Al Novstrup hears from Monica Meyer of Aberdeen during a gathering Jan. 18, 2023, at the Capitol where landowners and others pushed for tighter restrictions on eminent domain. (Joshua Haiar/SD Searchlight)

Landowners congregate in Capitol to push for tighter restrictions on eminent domain

BY: - January 18, 2023

PIERRE – Landowners and concerned citizens from around the state congregated Wednesday in the Capitol to advocate for protection from compulsory land acquisition, or eminent domain, and to support a bill limiting the practice. They criticized three projects planned in the state — two carbon capture pipelines and a pumped storage project — all of […]

A map of Summit Carbon Solution's proposed carbon-capture pipeline. (Courtesy of Summit Carbon Solutions)

Regulators reject landowners’ attempt to stop carbon pipeline

BY: - January 17, 2023

State regulators on Tuesday denied an effort by some landowners to halt a company’s request to build a carbon capture pipeline.  The company did not meet the legal deadline for reaching out to some landowners that the pipeline project will impact, according to Brian Jorde, an attorney representing landowners against the project. State law requires […]