Lawmakers pass carbon storage laws as industry grows

At least two dozen states considered legislation on the issue this year.
In this aerial photograph about 10 miles upriver from New Orleans, the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex, an oil refinery, is seen in Norco, La., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

States are casting a wide net as leaders explore places to store carbon dioxide, including in coastal sea grasses and underground pores left by natural gas extraction.

At least two dozen states considered legislation this year to collect heat-trapping carbon dioxide — typically at industrial sites — and store it as a way to halt the adverse effects of climate change.

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