Governor Will Try And Fund Clean Coal And Carbon Effort

Cheyenne, Wy – After being disappointed with a discussion at the National Governors Association Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will need to finance its own research on clean coal and carbon capture technologies. Freudenthal had asked federal officials when they were going to properly fund such efforts but was told the focus would be on energy efficiency instead. In a statement Monday, the Governor said it will be up to Wyoming to take the lead. Freudenthal is proposing that the state use some of the 550 million dollars in abandoned mine lands money that the state is going to receive this fall to fund the effort.