CNRA to host a listening session on their requirements under SB 905

January 25, 2023 /

Tomorrow, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is inviting the public to attend a listening session on Senate Bill (SB) 905, a bill that establishes a regulatory framework for carbon removal and carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration.

The listening session, which will be hosted via Zoom and in-person, will take place from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the CSU Bakersfield, Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. Those interested in joining via Zoom can join through this link

The public listening session will provide an overview of the CNRA requirements under SB 905 and provide the opportunity for public comments. Staff from the CNRA, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Office of the State Fire Marshal, and State Lands Commission will be present.

Among other things, SB 905 requires the CNRA, in consultation with the CPUC, to
“provide a proposal to the Legislature to establish a state framework and standards for the design, operation, siting, and maintenance of intrastate pipelines carrying carbon dioxide fluids of varying composition and phases to minimize the risk posed to public and environmental health and safety,” by February 1, 2023.

Spanish interpretation services will be provided and those interested in attending in person are directed to park anywhere in lots K1 or K2 as they have been reserved for the event and don’t require parking permits

If anyone needs special accommodations or additional language needs, please send an email to

Victoria Rodgers

Victoria Rodgers is an editor and reporter for Kern Sol News. Born in Bakersfield, CA, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Rockford University in Illinois. She can be reached at