CO2 Transport and Storage IS Infrastructure: a briefing on the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act
April 20, 2021 | Events
On Friday, April 16, the Carbon Capture Coalition hosted the CO2 Transport and Storage IS Infrastructure event—a briefing on the bipartisan Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act (S.799/H.R.1992). The legislation, recently reintroduced by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX) and David McKinley (R-WV), establishes a comprehensive federal policy for the development of infrastructure to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial facilities, power plants and ambient air through direct air capture and to safely store that CO2 deep underground in saline geologic formations—an essential component of any broader strategy to achieve net-zero emissions and meet midcentury climate goals.
The event kicked-off with an overview of the bill along with an analysis of its benefits to the economic and jobs sector. A panel of experts from the labor, NGO and project development communities, including Brad Markell, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, Charles Hernick, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), Shannon Heyck-Williams, Director of Climate and Energy Policy at the National Wildlife Federation and Justin Kirchhoff, President of Summit Agriculture Group rounded out the briefing by providing important perspectives on the impact CO2 transport and storage infrastructure has on elevating jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and putting America on a path to net-zero carbon emissions.
If you were unable to join us live for the event, you can watch a recording of the briefing in its entirety below:
The Carbon Capture Coalition is a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 80 businesses and organizations building federal policy support for economywide deployment of carbon capture, removal, transport, utilization, and storage. Our mission is to reduce carbon emissions to meet midcentury climate goals, foster domestic energy and industrial production, and support a high-wage jobs base through the adoption of carbon capture technologies. Convened by the Great Plains Institute, Coalition membership includes industry, energy, and technology companies; energy and industrial labor unions; and conservation, environmental, and energy policy organizations.