Pipeline opponents rally, seek new strategy
Some calling for Gov. Kristi Noem to do more
LEOLA — Landowners impacted by the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline crossing South Dakota are considering other options after legislative efforts fell short in Pierre this year.
Monday, nearly 200 people rallied in the McPherson County seat of Leola, urging landowners to stick together in the push to block Summit’s carbon pipeline.
“We exhausted all legislative efforts,” said Mark Lapka, one of the organizers of the event. “Court efforts have failed as well.”
The rally comes as county commissions across the state are weighing whether or not to make certain rule changes that would allow for the carbon pipeline to more easily pass through their jurisdictions.
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