Man fighting carbon pipeline finds survey crew drilling in his fields
Summit Carbon Solutions says surveying necessary for project's success
ABERDEEN — A South Dakota farmer at the center of a battle over property rights had surveyors from Summit Carbon Solutions on his land again Tuesday.
Jerad Bossly, who farms roughly 2,000 acres near Warner, was surprised to find surveyors from SCS on his property again Tuesday, with an escort from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident prompted a group of roughly 50 people to show up in support of Bossly and his family.
Surveyors on site used heavy drilling equipment in Bossly’s corn and soybean fields. They told others the holes would be roughly 90 feet deep.
“They drilled through the farm there, and as they were going back up, they drugged up a bunch of sludge,” Bossly explained to The Dakota Scout. “They just drove down the road and dumped it into a ditch.” Bossly said that SCS was later required to remove the dirt from the ditch.