GLE’s Jim Seurer reacts to legislative passage of three pipeline bills (Audio)

March 7, 2024
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Noem says she’ll sign three separate bills passed by this year’s Legislature addressing the issue of a carbon dioxide pipeline proposed to run through South Dakota.

The bills deal with setback distances between the pipeline and other structures, a $500 fee that would have to be paid to landowners for any surveyors that want to come onto their property, and it caps easements for CO2 pipelines at 99 years.

Summit Carbon Solutions–pending Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approval–would build the pipeline that would transport CO2 from dozens of ethanol plants across the midwest to an underground storage site in North Dakota.

Jim Seurer is the CEO of Glacial Lakes Energy in Watertown–one of the ethanol plants that would tap into Summit’s pipeline…

There are specific states, like California for example, that are “all in” on clean burning fuels that are produced in an environmentally-friendly fashion, and Seurer says it’s vitally important that ethanol plants recognize that…

The pipeline can only be built if it receives PUC approval, and that three member board has previously turned down Summit once before.


Hear the full interview with Jim Seurer by clicking the link below: