WGA reiterates support for carbon capture before Senate EPW hearing

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The Western Governors’ Association shared its policy work promoting carbon capture, utilization and storage research and technology development with the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works in advance of the Feb. 27, 2019 hearing on S. 383, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act, and the State of Current Technologies that Reduce, Capture, and Use Carbon Dioxide.

“The United States has the opportunity to continue global leadership in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) research and technology development,” states the Feb. 21, 2019 letter signed by WGA Executive Director James D. Ogsbury. “Western Governors support federal policies that promote the development and deployment of CCUS.”

The outreach to Chairman John Barrasso and Ranking Member Thomas Carper included WGA Policy Resolution 2018-07, Enhanced Oil Recovery, WGA Policy Resolution 2018-04, Energy in the West, and the Governors’ Energy Vision for the West, and noted Governors’ previous support of S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act.

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