03.11.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Create and Protect Montana Coal Jobs, Reduce Emissions

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced legislation to help create Montana coal jobs while reducing emissions. The bill, the “Carbon Capture Modernization Act,” supports the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology by modernizing the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities.

“With American innovation, we can support our coal jobs and still reduce our carbon footprint. As the Biden Administration launches attack after attack on traditional American energy, it’s important we support Montana coal facilities and provide incentives to use this technology,” Daines said.

Background:

Daines has been an outspoken supporter of carbon capture technologies during his time in Congress.

Last September, Daines brought U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to Colstrip to meet directly with Montanans to discuss the importance of Montana energy jobs.

Last July, Daines sponsored the “CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act” which would amend the Internal Revenue Code to revise requirements for the secure geological storage of carbon oxide.

Back in 2016, Daines introduced legislation that would encourage carbon sequestration.