Navigator suspending pipeline plans in South Dakota
Landowners told company no longer planning route through Mount Rushmore State
A carbon sequestration company planning a pipeline through the upper Midwest is suspending operations in South Dakota.
Navigator CO2 this week alerted landowners along its proposed route here and in northwest Iowa that it’s no longer pursuing a route through the five eastern South Dakota counties that had been targeted for the line.
“The project is getting shut down permanently,” read correspondence sent between a Navigator representative and at least one landowner that was reviewed and corroborated by The Dakota Scout. “Negotiations are no longer on the table because the project is getting shut off.”
At least a half dozen other landowners along Navigator’s route received similar messages from the company Thursday.
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