The Biggest Obstacle To CCS: Congress?

Law360, New York (June 11, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT) -- As the prospect of widespread use of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) moves closer and closer to becoming a reality, the regulatory uncertainty underpinning existing efforts to get CCS projects off the ground is becoming more and more paramount.

Prospective CCS projects face a multitude of problems, ranging from questions of ownership of subterranean pore space, to potential liability from release or migration of sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2), to practical and technological dilemmas involving stabilizing and “permanently” sequestering CO2.[1] And these issues implicate a variety of...
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