CASPER (AP) — The U.S. government has approved routes for a potential system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming.

The captured gas would instead be pumped underground to boost production from oil fields.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management designated 1,100 miles of federal land for pipeline development through the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the plans on Jan. 15, days before leaving office with the rest of President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the plans on Jan. 15