EPA Finalizes Carbon Sequestration Rules

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 8:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized two carbon emissions sequestration rules designed to protect drinking water and to track the amount stored in the ground and report it to the agency.

In the future, carbon capture and sequestration technology could enable large emitters of greenhouse gases, such as coal-fired power plants, to reduce how much ends up in the air.

Sequestration allows carbon emissions to be captured at stationary sources like power plants and large industrial operations and injected underground for long-term storage....
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