Carbon Capture and Sequestration: State Initiatives, State Primacy, and Class VI Permitting
In this webinar, we will review several "hot topics" relating to Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS). New state CCS laws are proliferating across the US, and many states are relying on CCS in their climate plans. Increasing attention is being paid to off-shore sequestration, particularly in the Gulf states. Meanwhile, issues regarding EPA permitting for Class VI wells for CO2 injection are gaining attention, as the queue for new projects grows. Multiple states have applied for, or are considering, "primacy" to assume responsibility for Class VI permitting, but these applications are facing delays and uncertainty. We will discuss these developments, and to help you keep track of them, introduce our "State CCS Tracker" — a valuable new, interactive tool co-produced with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.