The Environmental Protection Agency announced September 14 that it will issue permits for wells used for long-term underground storage of injected carbon dioxide captured from coal-fired power plants and states can apply for the power to do so. Agency regional offices will issue permits in accordance with federal regulations for Class VI wells established under the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Underground Injection Control program and the rule will require the wells to be appropriately sited, constructed, tested, monitored, and sealed to prevent groundwater contamination.