Carbon Capture and Storage Program’s NEPA Compliance

Posted on August 28, 2012

NEPA is a legal tool that can be used to slow or prevent the development and use of energy in the United States. It is also a tool that can be used to help a federal agency make wise decisions and help prevent actions that damage the environment. Several NEPA requirements are related to the funding of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, and NEPA environmental impact statements for CCS projects may allow NEPA to aid the decisionmaking process. !is Article focuses speci”cally on NEPA compliance by the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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