Carbon Sequestration Certification Program
The Oklahoma Carbon Program encourages Oklahomans to voluntarily protect water quality, prevent soil erosion, and improve air quality by adopting conservation practices that sequester or avoid emissions of greenhouse gases. By developing a program that combines research, natural resource protection, and state-backed verification of carbon offsets, Oklahoma has a model, voluntary program that strives to maximize the quality of offsets from agriculture, forestry, and geologic sequestration. For background information, see the legislation and rules page.
The Program offers fee-based verification of carbon offsets to participating aggregators who hold carbon contracts with agriculture producers and forest landowners. Verification is also provided to oil and gas companies injecting CO2 underground. As a part of its development and growth, the program is participating in several projects with federal, state, and private partners.