South Dakota House Committee passes bill to prevent pipeline from using Eminent Domain

Photo by: Summit Carbon Solutions
Photo by: Summit Carbon Solutions

(Pierre, SD) -- A South Dakota House committee is advancing a bill that would prevent owners of a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline from using eminent domain to annex land.

The bill was approved by the House State Affairs Committee and says that the CO2 pipeline is not a common carrier of a commodity.

The distinction would mean Summit Carbon Solutions wouldn't be able to use eminent domain to obtain easements.

The bill will now move to the full House.