(Fargo, ND) -- Senator Kevin Cramer says he believes Summit Carbon Solutions could make use of eminent domain to complete a CO2 pipeline project in North Dakota.
"This is one of those projects that probably fits under that public, that sort of public good," said Cramer.
Cramer said the pipeline would serve "as a utility of sorts" and said the pipeline could be considered a "common carrier".
Under state law, an entity would have to be considered a common carrier in order for it to make use of eminent domain.
Late last week, the North Dakota Public Services Commission approved Summit Carbon's request to re-consider the company's modified permit application.
Cramer appeared on the Jay Thomas Show.