EDF Says Louisiana Liability Statute Should Block CCS Permit ‘Primacy’

May 9, 2023
Environmentalists are warning that Louisiana’s law governing long-term liability for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects is inadequately protective and makes the state ineligible to directly issue permits as EPA has recently proposed, highlighting a thorny problem that other states will also face as they seek permitting “primacy.” EPA last month issued a long-awaited proposal to grant Louisiana primary authority to issue Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). But in the regulatory...

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