Carbon Sequestration is the geological storage of carbon dioxide in subsurface rocks. This process involves injection of carbon dioxide underground into the pore space of permeable rock units, such as oil and gas fields, deep saline water-bearing formations or coal beds. Operating and depleted oil and gas fields are considered potentially suitable sequestration sites, but most of the probable storage capacity for carbon dioxide in the United States is in deep saline formations.
Carbon Sequestration on federal lands is in its infancy. In June 2009 the Secretary of the Interior recommended Congress establish a national program to reduce greenhouse gases by selecting appropriate underground geological formations on public lands to inject and store carbon dioxide.
In February 2010, an interagency task force was tasked with proposing a plan to overcome barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of carbon capture and storage within 10 years. The President also established a goal of bringing 5-10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016.
Permitting Carbon Sequestration sites on federal lands will follow the seismic, right of way and application for permit to drill procedures utilized for the Oil and Gas industry. For more information on Carbon Sequestration projects please contact Scott St. John firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Smith Griffin email@example.com.