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The guidance sends a signal that carbon capture and sequestration remains a focus of the current administration’s decarbonization efforts.

By Janice Schneider, Nikki Buffa, Josh Bledsoe, Nathaniel Glynn, and Kevin Homrighausen

On June 8, 2022, the US Department of the Interior’s (Interior) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued new guidance[1] that outlines the use of federal public lands for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). This widely anticipated guidance updates previous interim guidance on exploration and site characterization for CO2 sequestration that BLM issued in 2012.