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Gov. Gordon joins in support of SCALE Act

Gov. Mark Gordon

Gov. Mark Gordon (Photo: Cowboy State Daily)

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon late last week joined a bi-partisan group of governors in writing a letter of support to Congress on the SCALE Act, according to a March 19 press release from the Governor’s office.

The Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act, announced last Wednesday and co-sponsored by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, will support the development of necessary infrastructure to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or sequestered underground, per the release.

The letter is co-signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Gov. John Edwards of Louisiana, and Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, and endorses the legislation “which aims to develop an interconnected CO2 transport and storage infrastructure to help the U.S. reach net-zero emissions and meet mid century climate goals,” the release stated.

“As a group of collective states with a shared interest, we stand ready to work with you to implement policies that scale up the regional and national CO2 transport infrastructure to achieve net-zero emissions goals,” the letter reads.

“Wyoming has always been a leader in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS),” Gordon said. “And we are committed to making Wyoming the next state to have a CCUS facility.”

The bill was originally introduced by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-TX). Reps. Cheney, Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Pete Stauber (R-MN), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) soon joined as co-sponsors.

“I urge Congress to act upon the bill,” Cheney said.

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