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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Rep. Carlos Curb: Curbelo, Veasey Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Help Curb Climate Change Effects

Apr 6, 2017
In The News


 

Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced bipartisan legislation to help in our nation’s fight against climate change by making carbon capture technology more attainable.  The “Carbon Capture Improvement Act” would help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture technology. The carbon that is captured can be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or stored underground rather than released into the atmosphere.
 
“Carbon capture technology is an innovative, common-sense solution that allows our nation to continue working towards more efficient sources of energy that better protect the environment,” Curbelo said. “By making it easier and more affordable for power plants and industrial facilities to invest in the infrastructure updates needed to make carbon capture possible, this bipartisan legislation would reduce the carbon emissions that are scientifically proven to hurt our environment while protecting and creating American jobs.”

“I’m pleased to introduce the Carbon Capture Improvement Act that has garnered bipartisan support because it addresses the financial obstacles of carbon capture and storage technology while protecting jobs and improving the environment,” said Veasey. “Capturing carbon dioxide improves energy security, boosts domestic energy production, and reduces emissions from power plants and industrial facilities to help keep our air clean. That’s a win-win solution for industry and our environment.”

Raúl M. Grijalva, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Robin L. Kelly, Stephen F. Lynch, and Steve Cohen signed the letter.