Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Jason Begger traveled to Washington, DC to testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The hearing, entitled “Clearing the Air: Legislation to Promote Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage,” focused on H.R. 1166, the “Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act” or the “USE IT Act.” Similar legislation, which aims to support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research and facilitate the permitting and development of CCUS projects, has been introduced in the Senate led by Senator Barrasso and co-sponsored by Senator Enzi.
“Wyoming is leading the way on developing a wide-array of carbon management solutions and federal policy like the USE IT Act can help incentivize innovation,” said Begger. “The USE IT Act helps address both the need for funding carbon utilization technologies as well as helps streamline the construction of CO2 pipelines which are vital for both enhanced oil recovery and geologic sequestration.”
The hearing is available to watch here.