TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied the request to extend the public comment period in relation to the draft permits for Wabash Carbon Services’ proposed carbon storage project. 

After Vigo County commissioners announced on Monday a request had been made, the EPA denied the request, and a spokesperson provided an overview of the comment period so far.

In response to requests from the public at the August 10th public hearing in Terre Haute, EPA extended the comment period from August 11 to August 21 on its draft permits that would allow Wabash Carbon Services, LLC, to inject carbon dioxide deep underground for permanent storage. The comment period started on July 7.

Macy Pressley, press officer with U.S. EPA Region 5 in Chicago

The carbon storage project has gained a lot of public interest as the company’s proposed project requires injecting carbon deep underground in the Wabash Valley area.