Conaway Introduces Carbon Capture Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Mike Conaway (R) , Midland led a bipartisan coalition introducing legislation to capture up to 90 percent of carbon emissions in energy production.
According to a news release, Conaway said, “It’s rare that we have the opportunity to support a policy that moves America towards energy independence while reducing emissions from traditional fuel sources, but this legislation does just that by encouraging the use of CCS technologies. American innovation built this country and keeps this country growing. I’m proud to support the technologies that are leading the way.”
Paul Sukut, CEO and General Manager of Basin Electric, said, “We believe clean coal technology coupled with carbon capture projects hold the key to an energy future that involves all sources of energy. This legislation expands the tax credit to better foster opportunities for private industry and government to work together, innovate and further carbon capture projects. This country has accomplished great things when industry and human ingenuity are facilitated, encouraged, and unleashed. This is a pivotal time for our nation’s energy future and this legislation represents an important step in the right direction.”
Conaway said, “The outpouring of bipartisan support for carbon capture and sequestration projects is overwhelming.”
Conaway’s coalition of 30 bipartisan members introduced H.R. 3761, the Carbon Capture Act Thursday.