Bill 24, the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act of 2010, would see the Alberta government accepting long-term liability for carbon dioxide that is sequestered underground during CCS projects. While the bill hasn’t passed yet, it did pass through the first phase of reading successfully. This is critical for the development of CCS technology. Alberta is the first province in Canada to introduce legislation of this nature. The bill would see the government assume liability from the project operator once they have been given data proving the stored CO2 has been contained. The legislation also defines pore space and creates a CCS fund for ongoing costs and any required corrections.