Chair of PSC recusing herself from Summit Pipeline decisions

Photo by: Summit Carbon Solutions
Photo by: Summit Carbon Solutions

(Bismarck, ND) -- The chair of the North Dakota Public Service Commission is recusing herself from decisions on the site of the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions carbon dioxide pipeline.

Julie Fedorchak says she and her husband own land in Oliver County and previously signed a contract with Summit to store carbon dioxide on their land.

Fedorchak says she wants to avoid any perceived conflict of interest.

The project is intended to capture CO2 emissions from ethanol plants in the Midwest and transport them to North Dakota for permanent underground storage.