Letter to DOE: Cut Funding for CCS Projects, Like FutureGen

Dear Secretary Moniz,

Good job cutting funds for FutureGen, now let’s take back the $650 million for two other CCS projects.

February 25, 2015

The GreenScissors coalition was happy to remove FutureGen 2.0 from our cut list when the Department of Energy (DOE) made the smart move earlier this month to withdraw close to $1 billion from the Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) project in Meredosia, Illinois. In a letter sent to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, the coalition applauds the decision and urges the department to withdraw another $650 million awarded to two other CCS projects in the 2009 stimulus.

The full text of the letter is below and available for download here.