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EPA Grants First-Ever Request For State 'Primacy' Over CCS Permit Program

April 10, 2018
EPA has granted North Dakota's first-in-the-nation request for “primacy” to issue Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) permits for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) wells, offering a win for the state and CCS developers while creating a potential precedent for how other states craft similar permit programs. The agency's April 10 approval of the state's request came after the agency addressed a series of concerns from environmentalists who charged that North Dakota's program required a series of changes to ensure it...

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