Wyoming Governor: We Should Continue Using Coal As We Fight Climate Change
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon believes that the fight against climate change can coexist with coal-burning, according to The Billings Gazette.
In a recent interview, Gordon remarked, “There are some opportunities,” he said Friday afternoon. “In the national conversation about how to power our country, I’ve been very disappointed in the fact we have this expectation that fossil fuels are inherently bad – that there’s no way of bringing them back and that our only solution for climate change is to shift everything to renewables.”
Gordon is a strong supporter of carbon capture, which involves trapping carbon dioxide at its source so it can be safely dealt with.
“The challenge is that only through better development of technology – the kind of stuff we’ve worked on for decades – can we actually start to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,” he said.
However, Gordon is a strong believer in the issue stating, “this is a climate crisis we really need to address.” He continued defending his point by citing possible alternatives to the eradication of coal-burning. “We can only address it if we are serious about what the solutions are,” he said.