BPC Action Applauds Introduction of Carbon Removal Coordination Act of 2020 in Energy and Environment

BPC Action supports the Carbon Removal Coordination Act of 2020 introduced by Sens. Sinema (D-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Capito (R-WV).  A federal strategy is crucial for the U.S. to more effectively and aggressively pursue carbon dioxide removal and develop, commercialize, and implement the necessary technologies and strategies. The bill will help enhance the effectiveness of federal programs to achieve both the climate and socioeconomic opportunities associated with carbon dioxide removal programs and enable the U.S. to establish itself as a world leader in this emerging field.  

The Carbon Removal Coordination Act establishes the Committee on Large-Scale Carbon Management within the National Science and Technology Council to develop a strategic plan for federal RD&D of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and storage.   The bill importantly focuses on CDR broadly to synchronize a national strategy across a range of approaches including direct air capture, soil, forest and ocean solutions, and others.      

BPC Action looks forward to working with Congress to pass this important bill to improve the carbon removal tools needed to achieve carbon emission reductions at scale.