Wyoming governor calls for federal support for carbon capture

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s governor urged members of Congress on Friday to back federal legislation that could help speed up carbon capture infrastructure development across the country.

Gov. Mark Gordon joined governors in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Oklahoma in drafting a letter to several lawmakers, urging them to support the SCALE Act, co-sponsored by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.

The proposed federal legislation would provide low-income loans and grants to build out a transportation network for carbon, in a similar way the government has supported water or highway infrastructure development.