EPA Prepares New Carbon Capture Standards

However, the agency has been slow to approve permits for carbon capture injection wells.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to unveil new emission standards for natural gas-fired power plants this week, its most recent effort to support the president’s agenda to decarbonize American power.

The space that companies need to store, or sequester, captured carbon emissions is called an injection well. While the EPA’s plant-specific ruling is in keeping with a Supreme Court decision last July, which barred a total overhaul of American power plants but allowed plant-specific rulings, the agency has been delaying the authorization of Class VI injection wells. The EPA has also been slow to approve states’ applications for “primacy” to facilitate the injection well permitting process.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Regan to seek God’s guidance as he heads the EPA.
  • For wisdom for members of the agency to process the applications and issue approvals to allow companies and states to implement and comply with EPA policies.

Sources: Reuters, Washington Examiner


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