South Dakota landowners question credibility of Summit Carbon Solutions owners, leadership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -An allegation of who has ownership and direction of Summit Carbon Solutions is sending shock waves across the midwestern states considering the company’s request to build a CO2 Pipeline.

While the South Dakota public utilities commission continues to review the CO2 pipeline application from Summit Carbon Solutions, nearby states are doing the same. In Iowa, a resident submitted her research findings to the Iowa public utility board, claiming ownership connections to SKE&S, which she says is also SK holdings, a company fined over 70 million dollars for defrauding US military contracts.

Attorney Brian Jorde with Domina Law Group represents South Dakota Landowners and has reviewed the documents.

The Department of Justice Documents show SK Holdings pleaded guilty in 2018 and again in 2020 to Government Fraud. Another case was listed as a settlement, while another is still pending.