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R Sheet on Carbon Capture and Sequestration
- 1) Experts believe carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) will become an important technology for combatting climate change.
- 2) In order to meet the requirements of the Paris Accords, CCS may need to curtail up to 7 percent of global emissions by 2050.
- 3) Current oversight under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) slows innovation and incorrectly extends the precautionary principle.
- 4) In order for the technology to advance, exemptions for CCS test wells need to be written into law.