A coalition of business groups is calling on federal officials to expedite applications for carbon dioxide (CO2) injection wells, otherwise known as Class VI wells, citing frustration to advance carbon capture projects. 


Eight groups from Illinois, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan requesting faster approval of state primacy applications for Class VI injection wells. The wells are used to store CO2.

“Our members are collectively pursuing billions of dollars in new investments in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), which will provide secure, good paying jobs and generate new revenue streams for communities across the country,” the letter stated. 

Signatories included the...