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Is SD GOP Chair Dan Lederman pushing for a Carbon Pipeline across South Dakota?

Besides the fact that he seems to be lobbying for the State of Iowa at the detriment of South Dakotans, why is he presenting this to the Minnehaha CC?

REGULAR BUSINESS:
10) Briefing on the Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline – Dan Lederman

A MC Commissioner I talked with has NO idea what Iowa Dan will be presenting, but he has a pretty good guess;

Summit Carbon Solutions, the Alden company owned by Bruce Rastetter’s Summit Agricultural Group, proposes building a 710-mile underground pipeline that would extend into or through 30 of the state’s 99 counties.

Summit plans to capture the carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol and other industrial agricultural plants before they’re released into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. The company will compress the emissions into a liquid so it can be transported to North Dakota, where it will be injected in underground rock formations for permanent storage.

So how do you get this crud to North Dakota? Well, you would most likely have to build a pipeline from Iowa through South Dakota. Bring in Iowa Dan.

The company says it has agreements to sequester carbon emissions from 31 Midwestern ethanol plants. In addition to Iowa — the nation’s largest producer of ethanol — Summit Carbon plans to run the pipeline into Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

While some would argue this is a great idea I have an even better one, stop using fossil fuels and ethanol and invest in clean energy. The technology already exists where you could run most if not all autos, trucks, semis and trains on electric and they are working on the technology for airplanes also. The electricity could come from investing in wind, solar, hydro and even nuclear energy. We don’t need to make more bio fuels which I have argued takes food out of hungry mouths and doesn’t produce enough return on energy. Ethanol is a big scam, always has been.

But I still wonder why the Chair of the SD GOP is promoting an Iowa business that is interested in running a hazardous waste pipeline through our state. I have argued for a long time that South Dakota Republican lawmakers are consistently working against the interests of hard working residents and baffled why they keep getting elected and now the leader of that party in South Dakota is proving that once again.

Biofuels & Hillbilly Alaskans

Finally someone in this country has gotten a clue about cellulosic biofuels;

RAPID CITY — KL Energy Corp. says it will work with a Brazilian company on a process to make cellulosic biofuels from sugarcane bagasse and straw feedstock.

Governor Moose Drool scares Levi?

King: So what happened?

Johnston: I don’t know what happened. I think somewhere along the lines, we just weren’t hitting it off anymore and…

King: But they won’t let you see your kid?

Johnston: No. I can go over there and see him. But it’s kind of an uncomfortable thing for me to go over there. You know, I want to be able to take him and do that kind of thing, go do the father thing with him and I can’t.

King: Why can’t you?

Johnston: You know, I’m not sure.

King: Do you have a lawyer?

Johnston: No.

King: Why not?

Johnston: We’re not in a big fight with the Palins. I still like the family very much. I think we can work things out. I don’t think either one of us want to go to lawyers and try to fight for custody and stuff like this.

King: But then why can’t you take your baby for a weekend?

Johnston: I don’t know.

King: But you’re not interested in finding out legally why you can?

Johnston: I am. If it keeps going like this, I think we’re going to have to. …

King: Now, [upon] further reflection, you might have a lawyer?

Johnston: Yes, I do.

Well, that was an indepth interview, huh?

King: We told the Palin camp that Levi Johnston would be our guest tonight and asked for a comment. We got this response today from Megan Stapleton, the Palin family spokesperson: “Bristol is focused on going to college, raising Tripp and advocating abstinence.”

How do you advocate abstinence when you are a unwed teenage mother? Have I mentioned I thank God everyday that Sarah wasn’t elected?

Open Thread – Eat meat, be merry

You wouldn't want people to this you're a Nazi, would you?

Even with the economy in the shitter, alcohol sales are up. I felt compelled to share one of my favorite sites on the internets  Modern Drunkard Magazine out of Denver. It was THIS POST about how to infiltrate the “drys” that made me chuckle.  So here’s to all you teetotalers out there making our lives easier by following through and picking up our slack. I tip my glass to you.. or more specifically… away from you.. and down my throat.

Ironic Johnny is back – and he’s on fire!