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217 Today: Tax credits jump start Midwest carbon capture projects

Adkins Energy’s Ethanol and Biodiesel production facility in Lena, Illinois. Adkins, although not on a CO2 pipeline, is seeking federal carbon sequestration tax credits using a technology that would capture CO2 and combine it with hydrogen to make green methanol.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Iowa’s Republican-led legislature passed a bill this week banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
  • Two recruits to Northwestern’s football team have announced they will not be joining the program following news of hazing.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation making it easier for community college students to transfer into the state’s universities.
  • About two-dozen protesters Wednesday called for the release of names of Chicago cops under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct involving at least one migrant.
  • The Dennis Lab Schools in the Decatur Public School District is now off limits to everyone after the Illinois Department of Labor received a complaint that employees were still entering and exiting the buildings.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how tax credits are part of the Biden administration’s plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Reporting today contributed by Araceli Gomez-Aldana, Lisa Philip, Mae Antar, Reginald Hardwick and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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