The Biden administration announced a new climate rule that would require most, if not all, fossil fuel power plants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent between 2035 and 2040 or risk being shut down.

While the proposal offers limits and guidelines well within the EPA’s traditional approach under the Clean Air Act, according to Politico, many observers wonder whether carbon-capture technology is feasible—technologically or economically—as key infrastructure remains an obstacle.

“I’m skeptical of the sincerity that the federal government wants to pursue carbon capture and sequestration [CCS] projects and incentivize such development, when we have not seen a commensurate push for permitting reform that would allow these types of projects to be built in an expedited manner,” said Environmental & Natural Resources partner Anne Austin, the former acting head of the EPA’s air office.

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