UW, GE: Lack of climate legislation hurts Wyoming coal

FROM THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE:

By DUSTIN BLEIZEFFER Star-Tribune energy reporter

JACKSON — If the U.S. Senate hadn’t failed to pass energy and climate legislation that came out of the U.S. House of Representatives this year, Wyoming might have seen utilities move forward with “advanced coal” facilities that cut emissions of carbon dioxide.

If the U.S. Senate hadn’t failed to pass energy and climate legislation, Wyoming’s oil industry might have seen plans to capture CO2 at local coal-fired power plants so it can be used to squeeze more oil out of the ground.

The number of missed opportunities keep piling on, and they will continue until Congress enacts a clear climate and energy policy, according to officials at the University of Wyoming and GE Energy.

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