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Summary of S. 1013: Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program Amendments Act of 2009

S. 1013 authorizes the Department of Energy to conduct a program to demonstrate ten commercial-scale integrated geologic storage projects, and provides a framework for selection criteria for these demonstrations. Importantly, the bill addresses the long term-stewardship challenges associated with demonstration, including both long-term monitoring requirements and liability protection.

The Southeast region's share of GHG emissions is rapidly increasing as GHG emissions growth outpaces the national average.

Notes: Totals do not include emissions from land-use change and forestry o

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