Bismarck city commissioners look into whether they can intervene in CO2 pipeline project

(Bismarck, ND) -- Bismarck leaders are trying to figure out if they can intervene in a controversial pipeline project.  

The Bismarck Tribune reports that city commissioners recently agreed to pay for an attorney to look into whether they can prevent Summit Carbon Solutions from getting a North Dakota state permit for the development.  

The company is trying to build a multi-state underground pipeline for CO2 emissions, of which a portion of it would be located just outside the city.  

Summit's initial request was denied by the Public Service Commission, but has since reopened.  

The commission will make a final decision once they learn more from their legal counsel.