Working with West Virginia University's faculty and staff, WVU’s Bridge Initiative in Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications is developing a policymaker guide that will focus on the opportunities and challenges for carbon dioxide removal and storage in West Virginia.
WVU Bridge CDR Policymaker Guide
The Bridge Initiative, working with the faculty and staff in the West Virginia CDR Project, has developed a policymaker guide, Carbon Dioxide Removal and West Virginia, which is currently being formatted for publication. A pre-publication copy is available at the link below.Carbon Dioxide Removal and West Virginia - Low Resolution (PDF)
The purpose of this study is to provide information for policymakers so they can understand both the opportunities and challenges of CDR activities in West Virginia.
The West Virginia University (WVU) faculty and staff who are developing this guide focused their efforts on answering the following questions:
- What are potential scientific and technological opportunities and challenges to
the removal and storage of CO2 from the atmosphere in West Virginia?
- Working Group 1: Eddie Brzostek, Shikha Sharma, and Sam Taylor, co-chairs
- How could the effective and efficient removal and storage of CO2 from the
atmosphere enhance economic prosperity and job creation in West Virginia?
- Working Group 2: John Deskins, chair
- What are potential new ecological, conservation, and environmental opportunities
and challenges to the removal and storage of CO2 from the atmosphere in
- Working Group 3: Dave McGill, chair
- What are the associated opportunities, challenges, risks, and empowerment potential
for traditionally socio-economically disadvantaged communities, including those
located in former coalfields and communities of color?
- Working Group 4: Jamie Shinn, chair
- What actions, if any, should national, state, and local West Virginia policymakers take to enhance the removal and storage of CO2 from the atmosphere to reduce climate variation, increase economic opportunities, and create jobs for West Virginians?