For Immediate Release May 24, 2007

Senators Boxer and Alexander Introduce Legislation to
Demonstrate Carbon Capture at Capitol Power Plant

Bill Would Provide Grants for Carbon Reduction Demonstration Project

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Public Sector Solutions to Global Warming, Oversight and Children’s Health Protection, today introduced a bill to make the Capitol Power Plant the site of a demonstration project for existing technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Senator Boxer said: “This bill will make the Capitol Power Plant the place to see today’s state-of-the-art technology at work. The project authorized by our bill will show that the technology exists right now to start capturing global warming pollution.”

The Boxer/Alexander Capitol Power Plant Carbon Capture Demonstration Act would create a demonstration project at the Capitol power plant for the capture or use of CO2 emissions from coal burned at the plant. The project would authorize $3 million to be awarded by EPA on a competitive basis for a two-year project that reduces carbon dioxide emitted from the plant when coal is burned.