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AG Week Covers Brian Jorde’s Request to Dismiss Summit Carbon Solution’s Pipeline Permit Application

AG Week Covers Brian Jorde’s Request to Dismiss Summit Carbon Solution’s Pipeline Permit Application

AG Week has published coverage of Domina Law Group Managing Attorney Brian Jorde’s recent filing in the ongoing battle over a proposed carbon pipeline backed by Summit Carbon Solutions.

As AG Week reports, Jorde earlier this month filed a response to Summit Carbon’s request for more time for its permit to be processed by asking the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to dismiss the application. In his filing, Jorde states that Summit Carbon:

"…has admitted and affirmed numerous Application deficiencies such that the appropriate course is to dismiss this Application and close this docket. In the alternative, Landowners move for a stay of all current proceedings and request no deadlines be established until a conforming and complete Application is filed."

In its motion to extend the permit processing timeline, Summit Carbon Solutions also set an October 13, 2022 deadline to submit an updated route for its $4.5 billion, multi-state carbon capture pipeline.

As currently proposed, the pipeline would capture emissions from over 30 ethanol plants and transport liquid carbon dioxide through Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota so it can be sequestered underground. Summit initially filed for a permit in February but has since made changes to its proposed route.

According to Jorde’s filing, that deadline is concerning:

"It is impossible to analyze what threats this proposed hazardous pipeline may pose to the environment, to social, or to economic conditions of persons in the siting area if we do not have a definite route we are analyzing."

Read the full AG Week article here.

Brian Jorde and Domina Law currently represent farmers, ranchers, and other landowners along the proposed pipeline route who oppose the pipeline and attempts by Summit to use eminent domain to obtain easements. You can learn more by calling our firm or visiting