Bloomberg Law
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:00 AM

Carbon Capture Roadmap Suggests Competing Agencies a Key Hurdle

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

Carbon capture backers got the Biden administration’s endorsement to accelerate vast projects capturing emissions from heavy industry and manufacturing, but the administration left the herding of agencies bound by different environmental laws for another day.

This week’s White House Council on Environmental Quality guidance provides a clear signal that the Biden administration is embracing carbon capture and storage as a vital tool for meeting the president’s target of cutting U.S. emissions to net zero by 2050.

But the guidance also highlighted a stark hurdle to making such projects a reality. It rattled off 15 federal statutes that may apply—including the ...

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