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Summit Carbon Solutions Wrecking Beans, Digging Deep Holes and Trenches on Farm on Proposed CO2 Pipeline Route

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:

Drilling equipment sent to Jared Bossly's bean field by Summit Carbon Solutions, 2023.06.23.
Drilling equipment sent to Jared Bossly’s bean field by Summit Carbon Solutions, 2023.06.23.
Summit Carbon Solutions heavy machinery mashing Jared Bossly's beans, 2023.06.23.
Summit Carbon Solutions heavy machinery mashing Jared Bossly’s beans, 2023.06.23.

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.

Law enforcement supervising Summit Carbon Solutions drilling and digging on Jared Bossly's land, 2023.06.20.
Law enforcement supervising Summit Carbon Solutions drilling and digging on Jared Bossly’s land, 2023.06.20.

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.


  1. grudznick 2023-06-20 19:10

    Could the pipeline, and we all know pipelines are critical to societal infrastructure, really be a ruse? Could they be prepping to drill The Borehole!?!?!?!

  2. DaveFN 2023-06-20 20:38

    Far from a foregone conclusion that these pipelines are in any way “critical to societal infrastructure” when other alternatives to net-zero have been proposed .

  3. TimA 2023-06-20 20:42

    From Collin Duprels Facebook Post…

    Share the hell out of this.

    Happening right now at Landowner Jared Bossly’s Brown Countys farm in East River, South Dakota.

    “Surveyors” from Summit Carbon Solutions came to his property today. Jarod doesn’t want them on his Land at all. Many Landowners have been fighting this company to keep them off their property.

    From someone who is there at the scene:
    “I am here with Jarod and his family as well as others. We are videoing and filming everything. They are drilling 90 foot deep holes in his soybean field. They have pickups surrounding his whole farm from every direction. It is unbelievable!”

    Standing by to protect the mega corporation Summit Carbon as they destroy Jarod’s property against his will – the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jarod spoke to Governor Kristi Noem awhile ago and when he told her about his plight and asked her for her help she said “Am I supposed to fight ALL your battles for you?”

    Summit Carbon Solutions was a PLATINUM Donor at Governor Noem’s inauguration this last year.

    Anyone whether they be Judge, Sheriff, State Legislator or Governor who has been privy to these actions that are opposed by so many Landowners trying to protect their generational farms and homes from Summit Carbon that have stood by and done nothing and even taken money from Summit Carbon are traitors to the State and Spirit of South Dakota.

  4. scott schneider 2023-06-20 21:15

    Sounds like some type of pumping/compressor structure site is in the plan for this location.

  5. John 2023-06-20 21:19

    All pipelines, canals, rail, and wire ought to run on existing rights of way. There are plenty of rights of way with plenty of capacity to support them. Engineers and their accountants are lazy sods thinking they need to draw a new line across a map for every new project.

  6. Arlo Blundt 2023-06-20 21:29

    John–you are absolutely correct. The pipeline will supposedly generate millions if not billions of dollars in profit over a 50 year lifespan. Why is it required that it be laid out in a straight line??

  7. DaveFN 2023-06-20 22:39

    Also Blundt

    Why is it required that it be laid out in a straight line?

    If I might presume to answer your question to John —and I do— it’s in order to maximize profit, pure and simple, by cutting pipeline cost and facilitating transport. What else?

  8. Arlo Blundt 2023-06-20 23:28

    DaveFN- Yes, exactly. Why do I have no empathy for this corporation??

  9. DaveFN 2023-06-21 00:15

    Arlo Blundt

    Why do you have empathy for any corporation?

  10. leslie 2023-06-21 02:19

    “Political Sideshow”

    These fat bald deputy sheriffs, glock-armed. Noem is putting them up to enforcing her bad judgement, not taking a stand with her AG’s office against pipeline takings.

    She did it too at Cannon Ball for the pipeline.

    She did it too enabling Trump to commit felonies in Keystone.

    She is doing it again sending part-time uniformed military National Guard troops to an international border, Mexico, now in extraordinary summer-time heat.

    Her team, the radical Republican Governors DeSantis (FL) and his cast of criminals, Abbot (TX) and his cast of criminals, and both Dalrymple and Burgum (ND), President Trump and his cast of criminals, pass unconstitutional laws and executive orders, contrary to democratic majority rule.

    These activities, often resulting in violence, have come to be known as political sideshows, which are now a major factor in all nearly all current Republican legislative, judicial and executive “business”.

    Everything Kristi does is a political sideshow.

  11. sx123 2023-06-21 04:45

    What does Noem officially say about the matter? Has she made any public statements about this?

  12. John 2023-06-21 06:40

    In the meanwhile the temperature measurers are going nuts. Global temps rising at a surprising rate this year.
    ” “I know there are a million people sharing temperature anomaly charts and maps lately, but there’s a good reason for that. This is totally bonkers and people who look at this stuff routinely can’t believe their eyes. Something very weird is happening.”

    From Brian McNoldy, Senior Research Associate at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School.”

  13. sx123 2023-06-21 09:21

    SD Governor must be the easiest job on the planet. No authority over individuals during pandemic response and no authority over property right disputes. No authority is a great cop out. But, it doesn’t mean ya can’t say something. Or maybe sign some executive order which seems like the thing to do now-a-days.

  14. e platypus onion 2023-06-21 13:38

    Cingrats, Master. This article showed up on “Newsbreak” on my cell phone.

  15. leslie 2023-06-21 15:59

    “Republican Governors DeSantis (FL) and his cast of criminals, Abbot (TX) and his cast of criminals”—

    Kristi’s radical Republican Team, owning the “woke” libs. And Fox cohorts, on kidnapping migrants and flying them to CA, MA (Martha’s Vineyard) etc brag that migrants were treated so “transparently” by DeSantis, they travelled in party busses (Fox anecdotally mentioned their own experience with “stripper poles” on party/dance busses). Classy. Hard hitting. Flame-thrower Noem “poof” style.

    Contrast this:
    May 5
    I can only imagine the sorrow and the grief the families of missing and murdered indigenous persons endure….twttr

    Can she only imagine why “Land Back” is supported by Target Foundation, the company has donated to a South Dakota group calling itself the NDN Collective. This group has targeted Mount Rushmore, calling the national monument an “international symbol of white supremacy.”

    No, she can only say “radical left wing organization” of the indigenous 10% of South Dakota’s population. NATIVES!

    Everything she does is a political sideshow.

  16. P. Aitch 2023-06-21 17:37

    Land Back! (Copy and save this post to educate kids after Hillsdale is in the schools.)
    – The Mount Rushmore monument has been the subject of controversy and criticism due to the history of the land it was built on and its association with white supremacy.
    – The land where Mount Rushmore is located was originally sacred to the Lakota Sioux Nation, who were forcibly removed from the area in the 1870s. The monument was built in the 1920s and 1930s, during a time when Native Americans were being subjected to policies of forced assimilation and cultural genocide. The monument can also be seen as a celebration of the US presidents who played a role in the colonization and oppression of Native American peoples.
    – Furthermore, the sculpture was designed and constructed by Gutzon Borglum, who was known for his association with white supremacist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. Although there is no evidence that Borglum incorporated any overtly white supremacist symbolism in the sculpture itself, his personal beliefs have led some to view the monument as a symbol of white supremacy.

    Overall, the controversy surrounding Mount Rushmore and its association with white supremacy highlights the complex and often painful history of the United States, and the ongoing struggle for justice and equity for all people, including Indigenous peoples and people of color.

  17. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2023-06-22 06:47

    I’m still wondering if someone will weigh in on whether this sort of digging, requiring heavy equipment, counts as the “examination and survey” allowed by law prior to PUC approval. Either Jon Hansen needs to offer Bossly some legal service and sue, or Hansen needs to rally his caucus and do some serious legislating next Session to provide landowners with real protections, not just tweets.

  18. Oldtimer Don 2023-06-22 12:31

    This is not a Kristi “side show”..more accurately a ” s…. show”. If enough people are enraged by this behavior, she can still be removed from office.

  19. Elizabeth 2023-06-24 15:43

    Kristie Noem has treated the citizens OF SD like second class citizens. I am so tired of hearing about.her taking over the family farm. She talks a bunch of b.s. I really can’t believe the people of SD voted her in as Govenor. I wonder what she would have done if her families land was being stomped on by the democratic party. But you wonderful Republicans keep voting.for this kind of people. After all you were the people who voted Trump in.

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