Panel to Meet on Carbon Sequestration, Public Power

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – A legislative committee will meet July 16 in Helena to review public comments on carbon sequestration and publicly owned power.

Additional comments will be accepted during the meeting.

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 102 of the state Capitol.

In June, the committee asked for public comment on two draft reports, one dealing with public power and the other with carbon sequestration, the storage of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in underground geological formations, cropland and forest land.

The committee will review those comments at the July 16 meeting.

The panel is considering two draft bills related to carbon sequestration and will hear public comment on those also.