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North Dakota has the ability to store 50 years’ worth of American carbon emissions, according to Governor Burgum



Fargo, North Dakota – During his State of the State address to state lawmakers in Bismarck, Governor Doug Burgum praised North Dakota’s expanding carbon capture industry.

“Now we’re in a spot to lead the nation in this emerging industry because we can permit our own CO2 storage wells at least five times faster than the EPA. Wyoming is the only other state in the nation that has the authority to permit a CO2 well,” said Burgum.

According to Burgum, the state has the capability to securely hold more than 252 billion gallons of CO2.

He claims that represents the nation’s CO2 emissions for 50 years.

When lawmakers convened for the new legislative session on Tuesday, the governor gave the State of the State address.