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The Limits of Liability in Promoting Safe Geologic Sequestration of CO2

August 2013

Citation: 43 ELR 10646

Issue: 8

Author: David E. Adelman and Ian J. Duncan

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is promoted by a broad range of prominent stakeholders who assert avoiding climate change will be impossible without it. The importance attached to CCS is strongly associated with its scale. However, the advantage of the enormous scale of CCS is also a source of concern because it suggests that the risks are large as well.

David E. Adelman holds the Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law; Ian J. Duncan is a Research Scientist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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