Getting Closer: The Emerging Regulatory Framework for Carbon Sequestration in the U.S.
In May, scientists announced that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million. When carbon dioxide levels were above this threshold millions of years ago, temperatures were 5 to 7 degrees warmer than today. Geologic carbon sequestrationundefinedinjecting and storing carbon dioxide deep underground for thousands of yearsundefinedis a strategy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and mitigate the associated risk of climate change. Over the last several years, a regulatory framework for carbon sequestration in the U.S. has been emerging on both the federal and state levels. This framework, though, is not complete nor without shortcomings.
At this month's Portland lunch and learn meeting, Eric Martin will describe the existing framework and identify outstanding issues. Eric is an attorney with Stoel Rives LLP. His practice is focused on the areas of permitting and natural resource development, with an emphasis on oil and gas exploration, production and storage, carbon sequestration and mining. Eric assisted California’s Carbon Capture and Storage Review Panel and has spoken to various groups about the regulatory gaps inhibiting the implementation of carbon sequestration.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Makary Hutson at 509.981.7542 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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