Burleigh County Commission approves second pipeline ordinance

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Summit Carbon Solutions has hit another roadblock for a proposed pipeline in Burley County.

On Monday, the Burley County Commission approved a zoning ordinance for companies that build hazardous liquid pipelines.

This is the second ordinance related to the proposed CO2 pipeline approved by the County Commission. Initially with health and safety plans to be submitted to local authorities. The one approved Monday deals with zoning and passed the Zoning and Planning Commission. Both ordinances came after numerous landowners voiced concerns about the pipeline.

“I have to voice my concern to society that we need to have more values ​​to control what’s going on in this world. I hope to God it never breaks, but if it does, I want the least the amount of CO2 coming out of those pipes is harming our residents,” said Burleigh County Commissioner Wayne Munson.

The proposed $4.5 million pipeline would cross Burley County about five miles north of Bismarck.

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