The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published for public comment a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that assesses the potential direct and indirect environmental impacts associated with the FutureGen 2.0 Project, which involves repowering an existing electricity generator with clean coal technologies and building a 30-mile-long underground pipeline to transport carbon dioxide to a storage facility approximately 4,000 feet below ground. DOE concluded that the project would have (i) “negligible to minor adverse impacts” on air quality, climate and greenhouse gases, groundwater, wetlands and floodplains, and cultural resources; (ii) “minor to moderate adverse impacts” on biological resources, aesthetics and noise; and (iii) “beneficial impacts” on socioeconomics. Comments on the draft will be accepted until June 17, 2013.