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CNC Applauds House Passage of Bill Transferring Injection Storage Regulation to RRC

HOUSTON – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) today applauded Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) and the Texas House of Representatives for passing HB 1284 which transfers the regulatory authority of geologic storage of carbon dioxide from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to the Railroad Commission (RRC). The passage of the bill is a key to start establishing the infrastructure that will incentivize the energy industry to cut their carbon emissions by utilizing Carbon Capture, Use and Underground Storage (CCUS).

“CNC applauds Chairman Paddie for leading the effort in establishing the Railroad Commission as the primary regulator over the injection and geologic storage of carbon dioxide,” said CNC Founder, Corbin Robertson Jr. “Not only will this streamline the regulatory process, but it is also the first step in forming the framework which will allow the energy industry to reduce their carbon emissions, without the heavy hand of government mandating them to do so. CNC is proud of the Texas House’s efforts on this important legislation, and urges its swift passage in the Senate.”

The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) is seeking to establish the infrastructure that will incentivize the energy industry to cut their carbon emissions by utilizing Carbon Capture and Underground Storage (CCUS). The CNC will work with energy stakeholders to create the regulatory framework to establish this infrastructure.