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Carbon Capture and Sequestration (LexisNexis Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series)

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As the United States continues to debate the climate change issue, attention is being focused on the burning of fossil-fuels for power generation, manufacturing, and transportation as a primary source of greenhouse gases. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology holds out the promise of being able to store carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities underground in deep storage sites, such as enhanced oil and gas recovery, saline aquifers, and shale formations. This pamphlet discusses the status of the development of CCS siting and regulation in the United States.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration is just one title in the continuing series of LexisNexis Global Climate Change Special Pamphlets that collectively address the law of global climate change. The series, written by members of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) and other experts, provides complete and up-to-date legal analysis of federal and state climate change statutory and case law, economic analysis of emerging carbon markets, practice pointers, and when appropriate, checklists and forms.

Other titles currently available for purchase are: EPA's Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, The SEC and Climate: Disclosure Requirements, Cap-and-Trade: Law and Economics, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Solar Power: Law and Economics, and Climate Change Impacts and the Endangered Species Act.

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§ 1.01 Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

[1] Promising Technology to Meet Emissions Reduction Targets

[2] What Is Carbon Dioxide Capture and Geologic Sequestration?

[a] Carbon Capture and Sequestration Is a Two-Step Process

[b] Carbon Dioxide Capture

[c] Carbon Dioxide Geologic Sequestration

[3] Why Is CCS Important to Climate Change Policy?

§ 1.02 Current and Historical Practices

[1] Enhanced Oil Recovery

[2] Experimental CCS Projects

[a] Kentucky

[b] North Dakota

[c] California

[d] West Virginia

§ 1.03 Safe Drinking Water Act Permitting and Closure Criteria

[1] Existing Program

[2] Proposed Changes

§ 1.04 Pore Space Ownership

[1] Determining Ownership of Pore Space

[2] Subsurface Trespass

[3] Saline Aquifers

[4] Depleted Coal, Oil, and Gas Formations

[5] Natural Gas Storage Formations

§ 1.05 Acquisition of Pore Space

[1] Voluntary Acquisition

[2] Condemnation

[3] Unitization

[4] Public Use

§ 1.06 Liability

[1] Potential Sources of Liability

[2] Price-Anderson Act

[3] Resource Conservation and Recovery Act


[5] Safe Drinking Water Act

[6] Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act

§ 1.07 Developing Regulatory Programs

[1] IOGCC Model Program

[2] State Programs

[a] Kansas

[b] Louisiana

[c] Montana

[d] North Dakota

[e] Oklahoma

[f] Washington

[g] West Virginia

[h] Wyoming

§ 1.08 Role of CCS in Carbon Trading

§ 1.09 Conclusion