WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub program, which is mandated under the bipartisan Act on Infrastructure investment and jobs set up was way Congress intended. Currently, the DOE imposes onerous, uniform requirements on grant applicants, which limits the program’s ability to function.
“Congress developed this program to help deliver and reduce the long-term costs of DAC. For this reason, we encourage the Department to implement the Direct Air Capture program in line with Congressional intent. This will continue to support other forms of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and point carbon capture enabled by the hub model.” wrote the senators.
“[W]We ask the Department to fulfill the intent of the legislation by considering the adjustments requested in this letter.” continued the senators.
Joining Senators Cramer and Cassidy are Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mitt Romney (R-UT), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rob Portman (R-OH).
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