Carbon Capture and Storage Amicus Brief

On December 21, 2016, the Sabin Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of the eleven carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) experts in support of EPA’s emission standard for new coal-fired power plants. The standard is based on the CO2 emission reductions that can be achieved through the implementation of partial CCS, and one of the central issues in the case is whether CCS technologies are adequately demonstrated and available for installation at coal-fired power plants. The brief contains ample evidence corroborating EPA’s determination that these technologies are an adequately demonstrated system of emissions reduction for new coal-fired power plants.

A copy of the brief is available here.

The press release is available here.

For additional information about this effort, please contact Michael Burger,, 212-854-2372, or Jessica Wentz,, 212-854-0081