BLM seeks public input on carbon dioxide sequestration proposal in Laramie County
NOTE: Due to a technical issue with our ePlanning site, we restarted the 30-day period on Sept. 7, 2023. Comment period will now close Oct. 10, 2023. Apologies for the inconvenience. -- BLM Wyoming Public Affairs
Rawlins, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management today opened a 30-day public comment period for the proposed Tallgrass Southeast CO2 Sequestration Project. If approved, Tallgrass could store carbon dioxide (CO2) in approximately 480 acres of sub-surface federal pore space in Laramie County. The comment period will close Oct. 10, 2023.
This proposal to permanently store carbon in underground rock formations will reduce atmospheric carbon. The proposal follows the June 2022 BLM policy update authorizing rights-of-way on public lands for the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide.
In addition to the application submitted to the BLM, Tallgrass is working with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality on the required Class VI Underground Injection Control well permits. The permits would allow Tallgrass to construct and operate carbon dioxide injection wells. No BLM administered surface would be disturbed for this project.
Additional information, a map of the project area and instructions on how to comment are available on the project ePlanning website at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2026483/510.
Comments may also be mailed to: BLM Rawlins Field Office, Attn: Andrew Kauppila, 1300 3rd St, Rawlins, WY 82301.
For more information, contact Andrew Kauppila at 307-328-4227.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.