Description: Challenges to Safe Drinking Water Act permits for injection wells for carbon dioxide storage for FutureGen project.
DJL Farm LLC v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/23/2016 Opinion Download Seventh Circuit dismissed permit challenges. Seventh Circuit Said Challenge to FutureGen Carbon Injection Permits Was Moot. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Illinois landowners’ challenges to permits issued under the Safe Drinking Water Act that authorized FutureGen Industrial Alliance (FutureGen) to construct and operate wells to store carbon dioxide. The permits were part of FutureGen’s plan to use carbon capture and storage to develop a near-zero emissions coal-fired power plant. The United States Department of Energy suspended funding for the project in January 2015, and the permits expired as of February 2, 2016. The Seventh Circuit said the proceedings challenging the permits were moot because the permits were no longer in effect and could not be reissued without new regulatory proceedings.