Innovation Used to Reduce Emissions, Grow the Economy

Jan 5, 2018

Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), held an oversight hearing on “Promoting American Leadership in Reducing Air Emissions through Innovation.”

At the hearing, Senators received testimony from the private sector, academics, and others on methods to reduce air emissions through the advancement of new technologies, efficient manufacturing practices, and energy production developments.

America continues to be a leader in reducing air pollution by supporting private sector innovation to reduce emissions, such as innovative drilling methods to access low-emitting fuel and carbon capture and sequestration.

The hearing featured testimony from: Kipp Coddington, University of Wyoming; Ross Eisenberg, National Association of Manufacturers; and Zoe Lipman, BlueGreen Alliance.

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing sector has decreased by 10 percent over the past decade, while increasing their value to the economy by 19 percent and improving efficiency.

The testimony and archived hearing are available at this link: https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=9A307B2D-B63E-4E9E-BA65-C7FBEBE3A368