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North Dakota Public Service Commission Hearing on CO2 Pipeline Plume Leak Confidentiality (6/27/23)

Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance (Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/Des Moines Register

By Mark Hefflinger

News, Videos June 28, 2023

On Tuesday, June 27, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) held a formal hearing beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Judicial Wing, ND State Capitol, Bismarck. Intervenors have requested Summit’s modeling information be made public. The PSC held this hearing to assist in their decision about maintaining the current “confidentiality” status of Summit Carbon Solution’s CO2 pipeline rupture plume dispersion modeling that would inform the public about risks and dangers to the public in a leak event. Bold Alliance captured video of the hearing for the Pipeline Fighters Hub. 

Media coverage: 

KFYR: PSC considers making CO2 dispersion documents public

Minot Daily News: PSC to mull making carbon pipeline safety information public

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