Minnesota PUC seeks EIS on short stretch of proposed Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

January 9, 2023 |

In Minnesota, last week the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission formally accepted Summit Carbon Solution’s route permit application for a carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline that will stretch 28 miles from the Green Plains Ethanol Plant near Fergus Falls, Minn. to Breckenridge, and into North Dakota. Accepting the application as complete begins the permitting process that will involve many opportunities for public engagement as the record is developed. The Commission also ordered the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the most comprehensive form of environmental review under state rules.

But the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports the EIS is only for a small, 10-mile portion of the pipeline in northwest Minnesota that feed into North Dakota, but excludes the parts that feed into Iowa.

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