Carbon Capture Coalition Welcomes ArcelorMittal and United Steelworkers as Participants

June 27, 2018 | Uncategorized

Washington, DC – June 27, 2018 – The Carbon Capture Coalition today welcomed ArcelorMittal and the United Steelworkers (USW) as Coalition participants. Coalition co-directors Jeff Bobeck and Brad Crabtree offered the following welcome messages:

“The addition of the world’s largest steelmaker and North America’s largest industrial union to the Coalition demonstrates that carbon capture can be a ‘win/win’ for the steel industry,” said Jeff Bobeck, co-director of the Carbon Capture Coalition and director of energy policy for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. “Carbon capture provides a critical path to reducing steelmaking’s greenhouse gas emissions, while the construction of new capture projects of all sizes will boost demand for steel and steel jobs. The Coalition commends ArcelorMittal and the United Steelworkers for their respective vision and commitment to carbon capture’s growing role in the nation’s economy and increasing importance to our environment.”

“Carbon capture technologies have broad application across multiple industries and have been used in commercial-scale industrial applications for decades,” explained Brad Crabtree, co-director of the Carbon Capture Coalition and vice president for fossil energy at Great Plains Institute. “ArcelorMittal and the United Steelworkers joining the Carbon Capture Coalition will reinforce our efforts to help foster commercial deployment of carbon capture technology that is critical to future U.S. global leadership in the iron and steel industries as well as other industrial sectors.”

For more information about ArcelorMittal, visit the website at: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/.

For more information about United Steelworkers, visit the website at: http://www.usw.org/.

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