Legislators Focus on Carbon Sequestration Study

Laramie, WY – Legislative leaders have decided to make carbon sequestration the top-priority interim study for the Joint Judiciary Committee.

The legislative management council heard a presentation from Governor Freudenthal and his energy policy adviser about the opportunities the state could exploit from carbon sequestration.

Senate President John Schiffer of Kaycee says lawmakers are concerned with setting up a good system to sequester carbon.
Some experts say Western states should begin the infrastructure for carbon capture and sequestration because it cuts greenhouse gas emissions and creates cash flow from a new commodity.

Carbon sequestration is a process that keeps carbon dioxide from being spewed into the atmosphere.