GAO Urges Increased Hill Oversight Of DOE’s CCS Demonstration Projects

December 21, 2021
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is urging Congress to boost oversight of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects, finding officials “bypassed cost controls” and engaged in a “high-risk” project selection process during its implementation of prior funding to advance the technology. The watchdog’s findings come as DOE is beginning to deploy over $2 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law specifically for CCS demonstration projects. GAO’s report , released Dec. 20, examined DOE efforts to...

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