Differing views on South Dakota’s “Landowner Bill of Rights”  (Audio)

March 11, 2024

PIERE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem wasted no time in signing three major pipeline bills into law.

Together, supporters call the measures the “Landowner Bill of Rights” in dealing with Carbon Capture pipelines.

Opponents, like landowner Joy Hohn of Hartford, say the package missed the mark…

Several major farm groups came out in support of the new laws as legislators addressed their concerns by making amendments along the way.

State Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal says his group was initially opposed to the new laws, but that changed with amendments that softened provisions to transfer siting and safety regulations from local governments to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission…

Summit Carbon Solutions wants to build a pipeline across South Dakota to transport carbon dioxide captured from ethanol plants. The pipeline was rejected once previously by the Public Utilities Commission.