Montana SB 66, which would have created rules for carbon sequestration, has been tabled by the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. The committee’s 6-5 vote basically defeats any hope of the bill’s passage in this legislative session. Gov. Schweitzer criticized the committee saying, “Montana can't be the last place to determine what the legal ownership of our (underground) pore space would be, or they won't build here.” Members of the committee defended their decision on the basis that Montana should wait to act until the federal government acts, either through EPA rulemaking or otherwise, and technology is more affordable.