EU Ambassador visits Wyoming, calls for further carbon sequestration push

Feb. 27, 2008 — In connection with his visit to Wyoming this week (Feb. 27-29), Ambassador John Bruton, Head of the EU Commission Delegation to the United States, issued the following statement:

Turning Wyoming’s coal into gold. That could be the end result for this coal-producing state if the world turns to carbon sequestration as this technology brings enormous market opportunities and cleaner energy.

As I visit the State of Wyoming this week, I will be discussing coal production and the link to climate change. Wyoming set another state record in coal production for 2006, producing 446 million tons of coal which amounts to about one third of total U.S. coal production. Wyoming also has the highest level of CO2 emissions per capita of any U.S. state as coal burning is their major source of electricity.

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