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EPA To Propose New Rules For Carbon Sequestration

Law360 (October 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would develop new regulations for geological sequestration, the process by which emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources are captured and then stored deep underground.

According to the EPA, the regulations will ensure that there is an effective permit system in place for geological sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Though geological sequestration is not yet commercially available, the Bush Administration is touting it as a way to reduce climate change.

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