EPA Aims To Exempt Captured CO2 From Waste Rules

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it had removed an obstacle to geological carbon sequestration, with a new proposed rule that would exempt carbon dioxide streams injected into the ground from hazardous waste regulations.

In geological sequestration, carbon dioxide from stationary sources like coal-fired power plants and large industrial operations is injected into deep underground wells for long-term storage.

The EPA and others hope the still-theoretical capture process could reduce carbon emissions from those sources and, in the long run, mitigate the impacts of...
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