OELC’s article on carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) was just published in the most recent edition of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, one of the nation’s premeire environmental law journals. The article is one of several related to climate change in the current issue of the journal.
The article, “A Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture an Storage,” describes this emerging technology, which can be used to mitigate the climate change pollution emitted by coal-fired power plants. The technology aims to capture carbon dioxide emissions and then store the gas deep underground, where it cannot reach the atmosphere and contribute to climate change.
The article describes CCS and its potential benefits and proposes legislative and regulatory changes that can help spur the development of CCS.
“CCS has the potential to be part of a real world solution to today’s major energy and environmental challenge: climate change,” said Nolan Moser, an attorney for the OELC and co-author of the article. “By implementing some of the legislative recommendations contained in this article, we can help develop this important technology and reduce fossil fuel emissions.”
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is published by Vermont Law School.