The Department of Energy (DOE) released April 25 a draft environmental impact statement that recommended moving forward with the $1.65 billion FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and sequestration project. After the finding that the project would have only minor environmental impacts, the report suggested DOE move ahead with $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, concluding: “Without DOE's investment in a utility-scale facility, the development of oxycombustion repowered plants integrated with CO2 capture and geologic storage would also occur more slowly or not at all.” The draft EIS rejected alternatives that ranged from taking no action to using alternative technology and fuel sources. The draft EIS comes on the heels of a skeptical Congressional Research Service report that questioned the project’s ability to meet a 2015 deadline to use the Recovery Act funding.