Coal, Ethanol Industries Want Sales Tax Exemption For Carbon Storage

(Bismarck, ND)  --  Several North Dakota coal and ethanol plants are asking lawmakers for a sales tax exemption for carbon dioxide underground storage.  A similar exemption is already in place for carbon dioxide injected into old oil fields.  State Senator Jessica Bell is sponsoring a bill that would exempt carbon storage from sales taxes.  Leaders in the coal and ethanol industries testified yesterday on the issue.