HB 5045

Underground Carbon Sequestration and Storage

This bill provides further assurances to EPA that West Virginia should be responsible for enforcing underground carbon storage regulations. It focuses on changes to rules relating to management of post-injection monitoring and releases of liability.

ISSUES: Land & Wildlife, Pure Water

CWV Position: Supports

Status: Introduced 1/23/2024; referred to Energy and Manufacturing; passed House 2/5/24, committee reference bypassed; passed Senate with amendment 2/9/24; House concurs 2/23/24