Federal CCS task forces set to meet after yearlong wait

By Carlos Anchondo | 04/30/2024 06:50 AM EDT

The law signed by then-President Donald Trump in December 2020 established two carbon capture and storage committees.

The Petra Nova carbon capture plant.

The Petra Nova carbon capture plant in Texas. NRG Energy

Two task forces focused on tackling permitting challenges for carbon capture and storage projects are poised to meet for the first time next month, more than a year after the White House announced a list of members.

The task forces — designed to examine issues associated with CCS projects as well as carbon dioxide pipelines — will convene for a joint meeting in late May, according to a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register.

The two-day meeting will take place 14 months after the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a list of nearly 70 individuals who would serve on the two task forces, which share a purpose but are focused on different geographical areas.


The Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act — signed in December 2020 by then-President Donald Trump — established the two carbon capture task forces.