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Our publications, reports and research library hosts over 500 specialist reports and research papers on all topics associated with CCS.
This technology, known as carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), could provide deep emission cuts, particularly from coal power generation, on a worldwide basis. In order to widely deploy this technology, future CCS operators must be able to access millions of acres of deep subsurface “pore space” roughly a kilometer below the earth’s surface to sequester the CO2 for hundreds to thousands of years. This Article explores questions relat-ing to ownership of subsurface pore space, physical takings, regulato-ry takings, and just compensation that will necessarily accompany the implementation of CCS in the United States. In order to accommo-date the full range of property rights and takings issues that will arise with CCS, this Article proposes a regulatory framework based in part on the Natural Gas Act to address these issues in connection with subsurface CO2 sequestration.