Liz Hampton of Reuters reports that Louisiana is on track to receive primacy by the end of the year.
- Primacy allows a state, instead of the federal government, to permit and regulate Class VI injection wells, which store the captured carbon from carbon capture projects.
- Importantly, primacy requires a state to adhere to stricter environmental standards.
- Allowing states to have the regulatory authority for these projects will lead to wells being approved quickly, which is crucial to expanding carbon capture operations in the United States.
- Once approved, Louisiana will join Wyoming and North Dakota on the list of states who have received primacy.
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