Last week, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved its first three Class VI Permits for the storage of carbon dioxide in deep geological formations. The permits took a total of 10 months to issue, which is relatively short compared to the federal process.
The DEQ worked with the Wyoming Legislature to develop the permits through the underground injection control program, for which Wyoming received primacy in 2020. North Dakota received primacy in 2018 and has permitted five facilities in the state.
For more information about Wyoming’s efforts, see here.