Wyo Backing Trump CO2 Coal Capture Study Results

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by four coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution. 

      Gordon’s endorsement of the study Thursday is the latest effort by the nation’s top coal-mining state to prop up the struggling industry. 

      The study says adding carbon capture at four plants in Wyoming would reduce carbon dioxide emissions 37% and cost electricity customers 10% less, but PacfiCorp – the utility that owns the plants questions the findings.

       The utility, which plans to shift from coal to wind and solar energy, says the study made several questionable assumptions, including those about the costs of carbon capture.