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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 6, 2022 02:06 PM
From: Senator Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Carbon Dioxide Geologic Sequestration Primacy Act
In the near future, I will introduce legislation focused on several key issues critical to establishing the legal and regulatory framework for potential carbon dioxide capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) in Pennsylvania. 

This piece of legislation would direct the Commonwealth to apply for primary enforcement authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for carbon dioxide underground injection wells (referred to as Class VI wells). Further, my legislation would ensure that Pennsylvania does not adopt standards which are any more stringent than those required by the U.S. EPA. Several other states seeking to facilitate CCUS and its associated jobs and investment have already secured primacy, which is critical to streamlining and removing redundancies from the permitting process.

I hope you join me in co-sponsoring this bill. 


Introduced as SB831