Major Louisiana project planned for greenhouse gas storage

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FILE – In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana company is planning a major underground storage project for carbon gas.

The Times-Picayune|The New Orleans Advocate reports that the gas would be stored 10,000 feet deep in a permeable layer of rock beneath a cattle ranch owned by Gulf Coast Sequestration LLC between the Sabine River and Lake Charles.

The company hails the project as an important element in the effort to reduce release of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to climate change.

The company has begun work to get a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency to operate the underground injection facility.

That process that could take a year or more.

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