Environmentalists Urge Halt To New CO2 Pipelines Over Safety Concerns

November 30, 2022
Some environmental groups are urging the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pipeline safety office to press states to halt approvals for carbon dioxide pipelines needed for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, arguing federal safety rules are insufficient following a major 2020 pipeline rupture. “Without federal regulations, the states are left with vast uncertainties about the real risks posed by CO2 pipelines crisscrossing their territories,” reads a Nov. 28 letter signed by representatives of Food & Water Watch, the Science and...

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