DOE Identifies Possible Carbon Sequestration Storage Sites

DOE Identifies Possible Carbon Sequestration Storage Sites

 By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block

On May 1, 2012, the Department of Energy released the North American Storage Atlas that maps the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America. According to the Atlas, there is at least 500 years of geologic storage capacity for carbon dioxide in North America. In addition to identifying the locations with large carbon dioxide storage capacity, the Atlas also identifies the location of approximately 2,250 large stationary sources of carbon dioxide. The Atlas was developed by the Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada and the Mexican Ministry of Energy.

Steven M. Siros is a partner at Jenner & Block and focuses his practice primarily on environmental and toxic tort matters.  Corporations seek his counsel on complex CERCLA and RCRA matters and cases involving toxic tort and natural resource damages.  He counsels policyholders in insurance coverage disputes relating to environmental issues, advises on regulatory compliance issues, and assists clients on a variety of climate change and sustainability issues.  He also manages the environmental aspects of numerous real estate and corporate transactions and helps clients perform environmental compliance audits at facilities around the world.

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