7.1.11 Expanding CO2 Pipelines

LPDD Recommendation: “The federal government should develop a federal siting and permitting scheme for interstate CO2 pipelines under the jurisdiction of FERC, but provide interstate pipeline developers an opt-out option by which they would instead undergo a multistate or regional process.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress could create an investment tax credit for CO2 pipelines.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress could direct DOE to analyze whether existing oil and natural gas pipelines could be repurposed to transport captured CO2.”

LPDD Recommendation: “DOE could finance CO2 pipeline expansion.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States and/or regions could form and fund agencies akin to public utilities to conduct siting analyses, acquire property access rights, and otherwise coordinate and facilitate expansion of the CO2 pipeline network.”

Illinois Eminent Domain Rules for CO2 Pipelines

Identifies procedures for the Illinois Commerce Commission to authorize the construction of carbon dioxide pipelines, including through the exercise of eminent domain authority to acquire easements in property.

Kentucky Eminent Domain Rules for CO2 Pipelines

Authorizes the exercise of eminent domain authority for carbon dioxide pipelines which have received construction certificates from the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Siting.