Brown County pipeline moratorium expires, commission calls on state to ban 'taking of private property for non-public use'
Brown County sued by Summit Carbon Solutions last year after delaying pipeline development
ABERDEEN — A South Dakota county that last year paused all pipeline development within its borders will let its moratorium expire.
Brown County commissioners, though, are developing new ordinance language that could stave off further advancement of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline here until after the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission makes a permitting decision on the proposed carbon sequestration line this fall.
Meanwhile, they’ve also called on the Legislature and Gov. Kristi Noem to eliminate “the taking of private property for non-public use,” according to a resolution passed during a lengthy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning at the Brown County Courthouse Annex.
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