09 Apr BPC Action Applauds Introduction of USE IT Act in Energy and Environment
BPC Action commends Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) for introducing S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act. This bill will facilitate the development of carbon capture technologies, reduce emissions and maintain America’s energy independence.
Cutting-edge and commercially viable technologies are needed to mitigate carbon emissions and best utilize our critical natural resources.
We must build on recently enacted investments in carbon capture to continue innovating in this space. Cutting-edge and commercially viable technologies are needed to mitigate carbon emissions and best utilize our critical natural resources. The USE IT Act’s carbon utilization and direct air capture research are important to developing these technology breakthroughs. Collaboration among federal, state and non-government partners will also spur the development of carbon capture facilities and CO2 pipelines – infrastructure that is crucial in maximizing opportunities promoted by the USE IT Act.
BPC Action applauds the bipartisan action of these senators and looks forward to working with Congress to pass legislation that secures our energy future and economy.