Port: While you weren’t looking, North Dakota became a national leader when it comes to carbon capture


MINOT, N.D. — It’s remarkable how ahead of the curve North Dakota is when it comes to carbon capture and storage.

You’ve probably heard about this issue in the context of some consternation over efforts to build a pipeline to bring captured carbon from ethanol facilities across the upper midwest to North Dakota for storage.

That controversy is one part valid concern over property rights issues like eminent domain, one part public relations bungling by Summit Carbon Solutions, the company behind the project, and two parts vindictive politics from the likes of failed U.S. Senate candidate Rick Becker and North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies.

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