S3E39: Wyoming's Project Bison: Carbon Removal in Fossil Fuel Country—w/ Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News

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CarbonCapture is looking to build a large-scale direct air capture facility in Rock Springs, Wyoming, a town with deep roots in the coal industry. 

And last fall, the company invited the community to a town hall event to learn more about the initiative, known as Project Bison, and its aim to remove five million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030.

How did the people react to CarbonCapture’s plans? And what can the carbon removal industry learn from events like this?

Nicholas Kusnetz is an award-winning reporter for Inside Climate News. His work has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post, Business Week, and The New York Times.

On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Nicholas joins guest hosts Asa Kamer and Siobhan Montoya Lavendar to discuss his December 2022 piece on CarbonCapture Inc’s Project Bison.

Nicholas discusses what CarbonCapture’s town hall event was like, describing the wide range of people who attended, and what questions they had for the presenter.

Listen in for Nicholas’ insight into other DAC projects taking place in fossil fuel country around the US and learn about the local tradeoffs facing communities at carbon capture sites.

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Nicholas at Inside Climate News

Nicholas’ Series—Pipe Dreams: Is Carbon Capture a Climate Solution or a Dangerous Distraction?

‘Carbon Removal Is Coming to Fossil Fuel Country. Can It Bring Jobs and Climate Action?’ in Inside Climate News

CarbonCapture Inc’s Project Bison

Wyoming Law to Encourage Carbon Capture at Coal Plants

Powder River Basin Resource Council

Exxon’s Proposed DAC Hubs in the Gulf

‘Occidental Seeks Texas Property Tax Abatements to Help Finance Its Long-Shot Plan for Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere’ in Inside Climate News

‘Occidental Is Eyeing California’s Clean Fuels Market to Fund Texas Carbon Removal Plant’ in Inside Climate News

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