New property rights coalition plans to lobby for eminent domain restrictions

SIOUX FALLS — A statewide coalition has formed to pursue restrictions on the use of eminent domain for projects such as carbon dioxide pipelines.

The group introduced itself during a press conference Thursday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The politically diverse coalition, named South Dakotans First, consists of the South Dakota Farmers Union, Dakota Rural Action, Landowners for Eminent Domain Reform, and various landowners.