R Sheet on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Key Points

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

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