Carbon Sequestration

Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, we at the U.S. Department of the Interior must complete national assessments of the potential of geological (underground) and biological (within soil and vegetation) carbon sequestration to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions. We will use this assessment to develop strategies to enhance carbon storage in geologic formation and in plants and soil on our lands in a manner that supports our stewardship mission. These best-management practices will have the goals of mitigating climate change, restoring and improving the health of ecosystems, facilitating adaptation to climate change and providing green jobs.