Plans to Save Coal Industry

Submitted By: K2 News Desk,

Governor Mead is proposing that the cowboy state and private partners get behind and invest in the idea of a new world class coal research center. He is asking that the state set aside 15-million dollars to cover a portion of the costs for the center and for university of wyoming research to take place there. The center would develop and test new uses for carbon captured from coal based power plants, and would develop new markets for carbon in addition to enhanced oil recovery. More C0-2 would be available across the country, through the carbon capture technology's advancements. Mead says this plan is still in its early stages and the money would not be spent until a plan has been reviewed by the legislature. Wyoming is home to the largest coal mines in the united states and provides 40 percent of the nation’s coal.