Carbon Capture Rule Heads For White House Review

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is nearing the finish line on a rule that would remove an obstacle to geological carbon sequestration by exempting carbon dioxide streams injected into the ground from hazardous-waste regulations, sending it to the White House on Wednesday for a final review.

The rule was proposed by the EPA in August 2011 to encourage the safe deployment of carbon capture and storage sequestration, or CCS, technologies. It is now in the hands of the Office of Management and Budget, which typically finishes...
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