Thursday, September 17, 2020

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets Sept. 23 To Hear About Carbon Capture, Underground Storage

 DCNR’s Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting on September 23 to hear a presentation on carbon capture and underground storage, among other items. (formal notice)

Kristin Carter, Assistance State Geologist, will give the presentation on carbon capture and underground storage.

Act 129 of 2008 directed the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to study the issue of carbon capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide.  

A series of reports were produced on geological carbon sequestration opportunities in Pennsylvania, assessment of risk, legal issues and insurance and viability of a large-scale carbon capture and sequestration network in the state.

The reports found there would need to be several significant changes in law to make large-scale carbon capture and sequestration feasible in the Commonwealth.

Click Here for more on how DCNR is addressing Climate Change on Public Lands.

In February, Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) announced he would be introducing legislation to create a new Clean Energy Standard with carbon capture as an important part of a new Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.  So far the bills have not been introduced.  Read more here.

Also on the agenda is--

-- Report By DCNR Secretary Dunn

-- Update To PA’s Science, Environment & Ecology Education Standards

-- Update to DCNR Plant Regulations

Click Here for a copy of the full agenda.

Public Comment

There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.  If you are interested in presenting comments at the meeting, please advise by email to no later than 4 p.m. on September 22, so we can add you as an active participant.  

You may also provide comments or questions after the meeting by emailing the same address or through the Council's

The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  Click Here to register to join the meeting via WebEx.

For more information and available handouts, visit DCNR’s Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council.  Questions should be directed to Gretchen Leslie at 717-772-9084 or send email to:

Related Articles:

-- PA Environmental Council: Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage In PA: A Story Map

-- PA Forestry Assn. Exploring Change In Penn's Woods 2020 Symposium Oct. 26-30 

-- NRCS-PA Invests $2 Million In Delaware Watershed Forest Health, Carbon Markets Project With The Nature Conservancy-PA/DE

[Posted: Sept. 17, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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