Wabash Valley Resources intends to produce hydrogen fuel from petroleum coke, plastic waste, and biomass at a plant along the Wabash River and wants to inject the resulting CO2 emissions underground to sequester the carbon. The project will require a US EPA permit which has not been granted yet. Environmental, health, and property risks have not been fully disclosed or evaluated yet, so any grant of legal protection from damages is premature, and potentially harmful.
Unwarranted language to provide legal protection to a controversial carbon sequestration project in Terre Haute — contained in HB1249 and SB 265 – may come back to life in the final week of session. SB 265 was defeated on the House floor and the House bill was never heard in Senate committee. There were indications that the language may be added in conference committee to HB 1103, a bill addressing various DNR matters, but the language ultimately was not added to the final version.
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