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White House Petition Shows Broad U.S. Support for Carbon Capture & Utilization

ABO’s We the People carbon capture & utilization (CCU) White House petition closed last week and we are thrilled with the results!

The CCU petition asked the White House to encourage the EPA to permit states to meet CO2 reduction goals by recycling CO2 with carbon capture & utilization technologies. Carbon capture & utilization is a common sense, market-driven, job creating and emission – reducing technology. It allows utilities and carbon dioxide emitters to think of CO2 as an opportunity, rather than a problem.

CCU_White_House_Petition_Map

This map shows the locations of people that signed the White House carbon capture & utilization petition.  

Our petition results show broad support across the U.S. for carbon capture & utilization technologies:

  • 348 people signed the petition.
  • We received signatures from CCU supporters across 45 states and in 215 cities.
  • The states that had the greatest number of CCU supporter signatures were California (58), Illinois (29), Arizona (22), Virginia (16), Maryland (16) and Washington (16).

The backing shown for CCU in our petition has been echoed by an increasing number of legislator support.

Just this past month, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Bioprocess Algae to learn how waste CO2 can be turned into valuable, cost-cost competitive products. Manchin was so impressed with Bioprocess Algae’s technology that he left the visit with a smile saying, “This is what it’s all about.”

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) is on the same page as Manchin and Whitehouse. On October 24th, Peters sent a letter to EPA Administer Gina McCarthy asking the EPA to clarify the use of CCU technologies in the emission reduction plans of the Clean Power Plan rules.

Join the U.S. governmental leaders and citizens who support carbon capture & utilization! Let your representatives know that you back this emissions reduction technology.

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