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Governor Requests Funding for Experimental Power Plant

Thu January 17, 2019 - West Edition #2
Associated Press


The Casper Star-Tribune reported the Republican governor's proposal presented Jan. 14, to the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is part of a $21 million supplemental budget that also seeks funding for wildlife and agricultural projects.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported the Republican governor's proposal presented Jan. 14, to the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is part of a $21 million supplemental budget that also seeks funding for wildlife and agricultural projects.

CHEYENNE, WYO. -- Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has asked state lawmakers for $10 million to fund the construction of an experimental coal-generating plant that would be capable of capturing at least 75 percent of the carbon emissions it produces.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported the Republican governor's proposal presented Jan. 14, to the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is part of a $21 million supplemental budget that also seeks funding for wildlife and agricultural projects.

The money for the 5-megawatt power plant would be used to leverage up to $40 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to supplement the work of the Integrated Test Center near Gillette.

The plant would support the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources.