Carbon Capture on National Forests?

Proposed rule:

“To support responsible deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), the Forest Service is proposing an amendment to its regulations at 36 CFR 251.54 — Proposal and Application Requirements and Procedures to allow exclusive or perpetual right of use or occupancy (36 CFR 251.54(e)(1)(iv)) of National Forest System (NFS) lands for CCUS. This proposed rulemaking would amend initial screen criteria in existing regulations to allow for permanent carbon dioxide sequestration on NFS lands to support CCUS-related activities and will help meet the Administration’s priority of tackling the climate crisis.”

From an EnergyWire ($) article:

John Winn, a Forest Service spokesperson, emphasized in an email that the proposal “does not authorize the use” of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) on Forest Service lands. It just opens the door to consideration; any storage proposals would still have to go through environmental review and public scoping.

4 thoughts on “Carbon Capture on National Forests?”

  1. They are not “Forest Service lands.” They are National Forest System lands administered for their citizen-owners by the Forest Service.


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