Wyoming’s Freudenthal says negotiations progressing on GE coal plant

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Dave Freudenthal said construction could start as soon as this summer on a coal research plant the University of Wyoming is developing with General Electric Co.

The Wyoming Legislature in the session that wrapped up last week put up $20 million for the project. The money comes from federal payments to the state aimed at addressing reclamation of abandoned mine lands.

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Wyoming’s Freudenthal says feds stalling on carbon capture

CHEYENNE¬†— The federal government is dragging its feet on regulations that would promote advanced coal technologies and carbon dioxide storage, Gov. Dave Freudenthal wrote in a recent legal publication.

In the meantime, the state continues to forge ahead with its own efforts to promote carbon sequestration, Freudenthal said in the February issue of ‘Wyoming Lawyer,’ the journal of the Wyoming State Bar.

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