Mining Groups Seek Sequestration Funding

The National Mining Association and The United Mine Workers of America are seeking congressional help for a carbon capture and storage fund.The $1 billion a year fund would allow for the development of coal-fired power plants to be built with the ability to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.The fund would be known as the “Carbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Fund.”The mining groups wrote a letter to Rep. Dingell outlining the request for the fund.The letter states, “A CCS Early Deployment Fund would help accelerate the development and deployment of a suite of advanced energy technologies in various regions of the country while promoting critical mining jobs and preserving coal as an affordable, secure and sustainable source of electric generation.”