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Landowner Renews EAB Challenge To EPA Carbon Capture UIC Permit

February 13, 2017
An Illinois landowner is renewing his administrative challenge to an EPA underground injection permit for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) that renews several of his same attacks on an earlier version of the permit, including that EPA failed to consider impacts to endangered species and certain potential impacts to landowners. EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) voluntarily dismissed the landowner Jeffrey Sprague's earlier challenge in 2014, after EPA and the permit recipient, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), successfully argued that the suit...

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