BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Lawmakers have considered a number of bills that supporters say will protect the rights of landowners.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considered seven bills proposed to address landowner concerns surrounding the Summit Carbon Solutions carbon capture project. One of the bills, Senate Bill 2212, requires a minimum of 1,000 feet between new pipes and homes.
“A 30,000-barrel leak from the pipeline would dissipate to non-hazardous levels after a mile,” said Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources.
The committee recommended “passing” Senate Bill 2212 and other bills, such as Senate Bill 2251, which would require land surveyors to obtain written consent from landowners.
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