Summit Carbon Solutions is attempting to build a CO2 pipeline across the Upper Midwest. More than 80 South Dakota farmers who are disputing the pipeline route are being sued. Leola, South Dakota farmer Mark Lapke is concerned about Summit’s claim of eminent domain. “We’re going through invasive surveying where Summit can come onto farmer’s land without permission.” South Dakota Farmers Union is also backing landowners, citing Summit’s surveying process as a violation of landowner rights. “They’re coming in with big drilling machine, excavators, boring machines, and drilling holes up to 100 feet deep. People are so disheartened that this can happen on their property and there’s nothing they can do about it.”
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