Minot, N.D. — To hear some pundits and paid activists tell it, the Midwest Carbon Express pipeline, a project of Summit Carbon Solutions, has run into a brick wall of landowner opposition as it works its way through North Dakota’s regulatory process.
Is that true?
There’s no question that Summit has gotten off on the wrong foot with some landowners. There are too many stories from landowners who say they’ve felt bullied and abused by the company to ignore.
That’s not a good thing, given how important this project is to North Dakota’s nascent carbon storage industry, which has the potential to be an economic force in its own right while simultaneously North Dakota’s existing carbon-heavy industries, like agriculture and energy, adapt to the realities of 21st-century business.
Summit should have done a better job.