While carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) addresses a regional and national strategy to reduce carbon emissions, individual states still have concerns about their citizens and utility consumers investing in these expensive and risky programs. In the absence of long-term policy drivers in the U.S., states are reluctant to take the lead to deploy CCS systems, taking on undue financial burden and risk for other states. At a CCUS strategy roundtable, Rich Sedano outlined strategies for implementing CCUS, while managing the risk. Working together, the public and private sectors can stimulate deployment, bring the market cost down, and manage the risk through joint ownership agreements. Coupled with a regional greenhouse gas strategy, the investment, risks, and benefits can be shared by many investors over many years and projects. Finding the right role for federal support to fill remaining gaps in support will be critical to any CCS deployment strategy.