EPA Warns States Must Balance EJ Risks With Carbon Reductions In CCS

December 22, 2022
Caught in a fervent debate about the environmental justice (EJ) risks of carbon sequestration projects, EPA is warning states applying for primary authority to permit such projects that they must consider and mitigate adverse EJ impacts, even as top agency officials are committing to supporting states’ permitting “primacy” applications. Meanwhile, Congress’ year-end fiscal year 2023 spending agreement includes over $6 million to boost capacity at both EPA and in the states to issue permits for carbon storage projects, while directing...

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