Carbon capture pipeline opponent speaks to Watertown City Council  (Audio)

August 8, 2023

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–More discussion about carbon sequestration pipelines at Monday night’s Watertown City Council meeting.

It came during the public comment period of the meeting.

Rita Brownlee, who lives on the southern edge of Watertown just east of the ethanol plant, has been a vocal opponent of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline.

The topics she brought up Monday night struck a familiar theme–safety concerns and landowner rights…

Then she made a statement regarding the safety of the pipeline, without citing any specific facts…..

In closing, Brownlee said…

Last week, Summit Carbon Solutions had their application for the North Dakota portion of the pipeline rejected, but they plan to re-file that application.

Pipeline opponents have purchased billboard space that went up this week on West Highway 212 in Watertown (pictured).

Also at Monday night’s council meeting, Target was approved for an off-sale license to sell beer and wine, and three sponsorship agreements were reached for advertising on the new center hung scoreboard of the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena. The five year agreements are with First Premier Bank, Rising Star Hydraulics and Technicolor Screen Printing.