North Dakota coal executive: CO2 pipeline project would allow industry to "survive in the future"

(Fargo, ND) -- One coal industry leader in North Dakota is keeping a close eye on bills that could impact a CO2 pipeline project planned across 5 states.

"Some of them are, you can live with and there's others that have the risk to completely shut down the plans we've been making for the past ten years,"  said Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer.

Bohrer says the CO2 pipeline project planned by Summit Carbon Solutions, once constructed, would allow the coal industry to "survive in the future". Senate Bills 2209 and 2212 would restrict or even prevent companies involved in such projects from using eminent domain to complete the projects.

Bohrer also says he is promoting legislation that would provide tax incentives aimed at developing a "critical mineral business" in North Dakota to build a manufacturing facility for rare earth elements.

Bohrer made the comments while appearing on "What's on Your Mind" on AM 1100 The Flag. 


Original Air Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2023