SD Corn Growers adopt carbon pipeline policy
The South Dakota Corn Growers Association will support carbon pipeline projects in the state. Two new resolutions on carbon were approved at the SDCA’s annual meeting over the weekend.
The state’s corn growers support carbon capture and a second resolution says corn growers support carbon pipelines to lower the carbon intensity score of ethanol plants, but also clarify the processes used to complete the projects should show respect for landowner’s rights and eminent domain should be used as a last resort.
Executive Director DaNita Murray tells Brownfield this is new ground for the association and there’s a chance for compromise on the issue in the state legislature.
“We’re hopeful there are policies that are going to move in Pierre that will incentivize voluntary behavior on carbon pipelines,” she says. “And that’s something I think you’ll see generically that we support in many policy spaces, not just carbon pipelines.”
Murray says no bills regarding carbon pipeline projects have been formally introduced in the state legislature yet. Lawmakers have until the end of January to file bills for the session.
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Author: Carah Hart