(220 ILCS 75/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative purpose. Pipeline transportation of carbon dioxide for sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and other purposes is declared to be a public use and service, in the public interest, and a benefit to the welfare of Illinois and the people of Illinois because pipeline transportation is necessary for sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, or other carbon management purposes and thus is an essential component to compliance with required or voluntary plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from "clean coal" facilities and other sources. Carbon dioxide pipelines are critical to the promotion and use of Illinois coal and also advance economic development, environmental protection, and energy security in the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-534, eff. 8-23-11.)