WPR News
8:15 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Governor Signs Carbon Sequestration Bills

Cheyenne, WY – The governor signed into law a pair of bills that will regulate how Wyoming will capture and secure carbon dioxide.

What states do with CO-2 will be an important part of energy development in the future.

Representative Tom Lubnau of Gillette says it took nine months to put the bills together. He says the bills are ahead of the curve.

Governor Dave Freudenthal says the bills are groundbreaking.

One bill recognizes that surface owners control the pore spaces below their property and the other bill regulates long term storage of carbon dioxide.