Aerial view of a coal fired power station. Large cooling towers emitting steam into to air. Large cause for pollution which leads to global warming and climate change. This also leads to environmental degradation.

As carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects proliferate across America, hints of conflict around the relatively new and large-scale business endeavors are beginning to appear. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, international chemical company Air Products filed a lawsuit against Livingston Parish in Louisiana, asking that a recently passed moratorium on the drilling of injection wells be deemed “invalid and unenforceable.” The lawsuit represents one of the few instances in which courts have been asked to adjudicate a dispute between a CCS project developer and a municipality seeking to hinder the project’s development.

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