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Senate committee passes compromise bill regarding Co2 carbon capture pipeline projects

(South Dakota Broadcasters Association) South Dakota’s Senate Commerce and Energy Committee passed SB201 this morning (Thursday), a bill aiming to mediate between ethanol plants, Summit Carbon Solutions, landowners, and local officials concerning carbon sequestration pipelines.

Introduced by Republican House Majority Leader Casey Crabtree, the bill seeks compromise amidst what he calls “an emotional debate.”

Key points include limiting local input, requiring the burial of pipes four feet underground, and a $1 per foot surcharge for easements.

Despite some reservations, lobbyists from Summit Carbon Solutions and various agricultural and business groups supported the bill.

Opponents criticized its impact on local governance and landowner rights.

Crabtree defended the bill, emphasizing its clarification of state law and protection of landowners.

The bill now advances to the Senate floor amidst ongoing debate surrounding carbon pipeline projects in South Dakota.

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