South Dakota Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden talks private property rights with KWAT News  (Audio)

July 19, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–During Tuesday’s South Dakota Governor’s Agriculture Summit in Watertown, there was no talk of carbon capture pipelines, but Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden did mention there’s a lot of talk about property rights happening in the state right now.

Rhoden, a lifelong rancher from Union Center in western South Dakota, tells KWAT News the Noem-Rhoden administration has been an advocate for property rights in the past, and cited one example…

A group of South Dakota lawmakers is circulating a petition calling for a special legislative session to address private property rights as they pertain to proposed carbon capture pipelines in South Dakota.

A special session can happen if two-thirds of state lawmakers sign the petitions, or if Governor Kristi Noem calls them back into session.