CO2 Carbon Capture and Storage Pipelines - FOIA and Public Records Requests - Climate Investigations Center

CO2 Carbon Capture and Storage Pipelines – FOIA and Public Records Requests

The following Freedom of Information Act and public records requests were made in August 2021, as part of a multiyear investigation into carbon capture and storage (CCS). These FOIA requests are probing how states are coordinating or being informed of Federal and corporate plans to build a nationwide network of carbon dioxide pipelines to carry the CO2 from pollution sources like coal, natural gas and oil fired power plants, oil refineries, ethanol plants, steel mills, cement kilns scattered all over the country and take that CO2 waste to other states or offshore where scientists have determined there are deep geologic formations that meant to hold the CO2. Our recent investigation into a February 2020 CO2 pipeline accident in Mississippi, was published on Huffington Post.


You can click beside each request to see the original questions we asked and any correspondence with that state or Federal agency will be added as we get responses in coming months.

State /JurisdictionAgency to Receive FOIALink to Request, Correspondence, and Records Received
FederalDepartment of Energy, Carbon Storage Program
FederalDepartment of Energy, Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage
FederalDepartment of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy
FederalDepartment of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)Documentation
FederalDepartment of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)Documentation
FederalDepartment of Interior, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)
FederalDepartment of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)Documentation
FederalDepartment of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
FederalEnvironmental Protection Agency, Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC)Documentation
FederalWhite House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)Documentation
AlabamaAlabama Public service Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety SectionDocumentation
AlabamaAlabama Department of Environmental ManagementDocumentation
AlabamaAlabama Geological SurveyDocumentation
ArizonaArizona Corporation Commission, Gas Services Division and Pipeline Safety SectionDocumentation
ArkansasDivision of Environmental QualityDocumentation
ArkansasPublic Safety Commission, Pipeline Safety Section
Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and VirginiaBureau of Land Management - Eastern States Office, Southeastern States
CaliforniaCalifornia Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)Documentation
CaliforniaPublic Safety CommunicationsDocumentation
CaliforniaCalifornia Office of the State Fire Marshal Pipeline safety and CUPA ProgramsDocumentation
ColoradoDepartment of Public SafetyDocumentation
ColoradoPublic Utility Commission, Pipeline Safety Program
ConnecticutPublic Utility Commission
Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and WisconsinBureau of Land Management - Eastern States Office, Northeastern States
DelawareDepartment of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlDocumentation
DelawareDepartment of Safety and Homeland Security
DelawareDelaware Public Service CommissionDocumentation
District of ColumbiaDepartment of Energy & Environment
District of ColumbiaPublic Service Commission
FloridaFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionDocumentation
FloridaFlorida Public Service Commission
GeorgiaEnvironmental Protection DivisionDocumentation
GeorgiaGeorgia Public Service Commission, Pipeline Safety OfficeDocumentation
IdahoPublic Utility CommissionDocumentation
IdahoGas Pipeline Safety Division
IdahoIdaho Department of Environmental QualityDocumentation
IdahoBureau of Land Management Idaho State OfficeDocumentation
IllinoisIllinois Commerce CommissionDocumentation
IllinoisIllinois Environmental Protection AgencyDocumentation
IndianaIntegrated Public Safety Commission
IndianaIndiana Utility Regulatory CommissionDocumentation
IndianaIndiana Department of Environmental Management
IowaIowa Department of Public Safety
IowaIowa Utilities BoardDocumentation
IowaIowa Department of Natural ResourcesDocumentation
KansasKansas Corporation CommissionDocumentation
KentuckyKentucky Department for Environmental ProtectionDocumentation
KentuckyKentucky Public Service CommissionDocumentation
LouisianaLouisiana Department of Environmental Quality
LouisianaLouisiana Department of Natural Resources
MainePublic Utility Commission, Gas Safety DivisionDocumentation
MaineMaine Department of Environmental Protection
MarylandMaryland Department of the EnvironmentDocumentation
MarylandPublic Service Commission, Pipeline Safety DivisionDocumentation
MarylandMaryland Board of Public WorksDocumentation
MassachusettsDepartment of Public Utilities, Pipeline Safety Division
MassachusettsMassachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
MichiganMichigan Public Service CommissionDocumentation
MichiganMichigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Pipeline SafetyDocumentation
MinnesotaState Fire Marshal DivisionDocumentation
MississippiPublic Utility CommissionDocumentation
MissouriMissouri Department of Public Safety, Gas Safety and Engineering DivisionDocumentation
MissouriMissouri Department of Natural ResourcesDocumentation
MontanaPublic Service Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety DivisionDocumentation
Montana, North Dakota, and South DakotaBureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas State Office
NebraskaNebraska Department of EnvironmentDocumentation
NebraskaDeputy State Fire Marshals, Fuels Division, Nebraska State Fire Marshals Office
NevadaNevada State Environmental CommissionDocumentation
NevadaBureau of Land Management Nevada State OfficeDocumentation
NevadaPublic Utility Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety Division
New HampshireNew Hampshire Department of SafetyDocumentation
New HampshirePublic Utility Commission, Pipeline Safety Division
New HampshireNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities
New JerseyNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Pipeline Safety
New MexicoPipeline Safety BureauDocumentation
New MexicoNew Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Transportation DivisionDocumentation
New MexicoBureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office
New YorkNew York State Department of Public ServiceDocumentation
New YorkNew York State Department of Environmental ConservationDocumentation
New YorkPublic Service Commission, Office of Gas and Water
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Department of Environmental QualityDocumentation
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Utility Commission, Pipeline Safety Section
North DakotaPublic Service Commission, Testing and Safety DivisionDocumentation
OhioPublic Utility CommissionDocumentation
OhioOhio EPADocumentation
OklahomaOklahoma Corporation Commission: Pipeline Safety Section, Gas Services Division
OklahomaOklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
OregonPublic Utility Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety Division
OregonBureau of Land Management Oregon State Office
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Department of Environmental ProtectionDocumentation
PennsylvaniaPublic Utility Commission, Gas Safety DivisionDocumentation
Rhode IslandPublic Utility Commission, Gas Safety Division
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
South CarolinaPublic Safety Commission, Pipeline Safety Office
South DakotaPublic Utility Commission, Pipeline Safety Division
TennesseeGas Pipeline Safety Division, Tennessee Regulatory Authority
TexasPipeline Safety Section, Gas Services Division, Texas Railroad CommissionDocumentation
UtahUtah Department of Environmental Quality
UtahBureau of Land Management Utah State Office
UtahPublic Utility Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety Division
VermontAgency of Natural ResourcesDocumentation
VermontDirector of Engineering, Vermont Department of Public ServiceDocumentation
VirginiaVirginia Department of Environmental QualityDocumentation
VirginiaSecretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
WashingtonWashington Utilities and Transportation Commission
West VirginiaWest Virginia Department of Environmental ProtectionDocumentation
WisconsinWisconsin Public Service CommissionDocumentation
WyomingWyoming Public Utilities Commission, Gas Pipeline Safety Division
WyomingBureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office