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Energy: Support of Coal Powered Electrical Generation


WHEREAS, as the Wyoming Republican Party knows carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential to ALL plant life on this planet and plants are the primary source of food, clothing and shelter; and,


WHEREAS, the Wyoming Republican Party understands that our forests, farmland and grasslands require CO2 in order to flourish and Wyoming needs all of these to feed and house our citizens; and, 


WHEREAS, the Wyoming Republican Party knows carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) is unnecessary and detrimental to plant life; and, 


WHEREAS, HB 0200 Section 1 37-18-101 defines a principal purpose of CCUS to “prevent carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere;” and, 


WHEREAS, HB 0200 has mandated that coal fired power plants convert to CCUS technology and states in HB 0200 Section 1 37-18-101 that It “ (i) Shall require a public utility to generate a specified percentage of electricity to dispatchable and reliable low carbon electricity;” and, 


WHEREAS, the Wyoming Republican Party supports power generation in Wyoming in the form of coal, water, nuclear and petroleum products and knows CCUS is an unrealistic and detrimental mandate inflicted on our coal fired power plants; now, therefore, 


BE IT RESOLVED that the Wyoming Republican Party supports that coal powered electrical generation be relieved from any unrealistic restrictions on their production of essential electricity; and, 


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that rate and taxpayers will not be charged for either the study or the funding of retro fitting coal fired power plants until the need and the technology is scientifically proven. 


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Wyoming Republican Party, 19 Apr 2024 WYGOP State Convention

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