Pipeline bill passes Senate but now could be referred

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Senate Republican leader Casey Crabtree wanted a compromise package of CO2 pipeline regulations to become state law, but without running the risk of facing South Dakota voters.

On Wednesday, in front of a packed Senate gallery, he fell one yes short.

The Senate still passed SB201, but it’s now without the emergency clause that would have prevented any referral attempt.