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Letter: After pipeline threat, farm family now bracing for unwanted penitentiary
I am a young farmer with a family who has deep roots in the land that has seen both the potential for a C02 pipeline and a state penitentiary, I was born, raised, and even married on this piece of land that has been targeted.
I, along with other neighbors, attended the press conference in Sioux Falls this week announcing the launch of South Dakotans First. We came to listen about the pipeline and also become more informed about eminent domain. Folk in our parts have spent the last year fighting a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline that would run through their land — and now a new project, a penitentiary, is being proposed.
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My primary concern isn't just about losing our ability to farm this land; it's about the long-term consequences. As a young farmer, this is very worrisome for my family's future and all the families in the surrounding areas.
Our community is organizing and fighting for what is right for our families and their future, just like those in the South Dakota First Coalition. Our goal is the same. We believe it is time to put South Dakotans First.
Sam Eiesland & family,