Summit VP Comments on Other States Denials Regarding Iowa Pipeline Permit ; Storm Lake Attorney Responds

A vice president for Summit Carbon Solutions says rejected requests to build the company’s carbon pipeline in North and South Dakota should not impact its pursuit of a construction permit in Iowa.

Micah Rorie is in charge of land acquisition for the company and he testified today (Tues) at an Iowa Utilities Board hearing in Fort Dodge…

Storm Lake attorney John Murray, who represents property owners who don’t want the pipeline on their land, quizzed Rorie about yesterday’s (Monday’s) permit denial in South Dakota…

Murray also asked Rorie about last month’s denial of a permit to extend Summit’s pipeline through NORTH Dakota, where the company plans to store its liquid carbon underground…

The Summit pipeline would run through several northwest Iowa counties.

Rorie says over 12-hundred Iowa landowners have voluntarily signed easements that give Summit access to over 33-hundred parcels of land along its proposed route through Iowa. The company is asking the Iowa Utilities Board for eminent domain authority to force 469 Iowa landowners who object to the project to sign property easements.

(thanks to Radio Iowa)

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