WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today introduced the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, legislation to support carbon utilization and direct air capture research. The bill would also support federal, state, and non-governmental collaboration in the construction and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) facilities and carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines.
“For America to reach its full energy potential, we need to continue pursuing a true all-of-the-above energy strategy—utilizing the many natural resources available to us while also working to develop new and innovative ways to use our energy resources,” Senator Capito said. “This bipartisan legislation will build on the success of our bipartisan FUTURE Act and provide additional incentives for the deployment of carbon capture technologies. It will also help us ensure there are no unnecessary obstacles for those trying to reduce their emissions and find innovative ways to use—rather than waste—carbon.”
The USE IT Act would:
Read the text of the USE IT Act here.
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