Calif. Senate Panel Gives Go-Ahead To Carbon Capture Bill

Law360, San Diego (April 16, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT) -- A California Senate committee approved a bill Monday that would require the state to set up a regulatory framework for the permitting and operation of carbon capture and storage projects at power plants and refineries, which could play a key role in helping California meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets.

The Environmental Quality Committee voted 6-0 on S.B. 1139, introduced Feb. 21 by state Sen. Michael Rubio, D-East Bakersfield, that would direct the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to regulate carbon dioxide injection...
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