On Thursday, Oct 11, EPA announced plans to develop regulations for geologic sequestration. The regulations upon completion will guarantee an effective permit system under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for commercial scale geologic sequestration, thereby helping reduce the effects of climate change. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said, "Addressing global climate change will require fundamental changes in the way the world generates and uses energy...By harnessing the power of geologic sequestration technology, we are entering a new age of clean energy - where we can be both good stewards of the Earth, and good stewards of the American economy."

According to the EPA website, regulations will be proposed by summer 2008.