Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Montana Governor Steve Bullock will be leading the bipartisan Governors' Partnership on Carbon Capture, which also includes Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana.
The Governors' current focus is to:
- Elevate carbon capture and its beneficial utilization and storage as a national priority for energy independence, job creation, environmental stewardship and global technology leadership;
- Encourage congressional and presidential action to expand federal policies to put carbon capture on an equal footing with other low and zero-emission energy technologies; and
- Identify state policies and programs to complement federal tax credits for carbon capture ("45Q") and other federal policies, and forge public-private partnerships.
Initial funding for the Partnership is provided through grants and from private sector contributions.