The South Dakota law—SDCL 21-35-31—that Iowa Republican corporate bosses are using to invade private land without permission to build their for-profit/subsidy carbon dioxide pipeline says that those corporate Republican invaders may enter the targeted private property “for the purpose of the examination and survey” necessary for its proposed pipeline.
I didn’t know that examining and surveying land included driving heavy equipment across a planted bean field and drilling 90-foot holes:
Such is the activity a Dakota Free Press correspondent reports taking place on Jared Bossly’s farm in Brown County today. Without Bossly’s consent, contractors for Summit Carbon Solutions appear to have driven heavy equipment out into Bossly’s bean crop and started drilling holes 90 feet deep. My correspondent also reports the pipeliners plan to dig some trenches on Bossly’s land 10 to 12 feet deep. All this without any permit from the Public Utilities Commission to actually build the pipeline or any court hearing granting Summit Carbon Solutions eminent domain over Bossly’s land.
My correspondent reports this taking was conducted under the watchful eye of law enforcement and pickup trucks parked all around the farm.
Again, the folks adopting this new and expansive meaning of “examination and survey” are not liberal environmentalists attempting to foist some global scheme of communist control on God-fearing South Dakotans. The folks ordering this taking of Jared Bossly’s land and the destruction of his soybeans are Iowa Republican businessmen exploiting the Republican-written laws and Republican-elected law enforcement of South Dakota.