Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a key element of Biden’s climate agenda, but landowners along the routes of major CCS pipeline projects proposed in the Midwest are refusing to sign over land to build the pipelines in part due to safety concerns.