West Virginia just passed two bills that are intended to attract carbon sequestration and storage projects, as well as hydrogen hubs.
The two new bills will make it easier for such projects to either lease or buy state-owned land.
In addition to bringing in a fresh flow of investment, the bills will help West Virginia curb its carbon dioxide emissions, as it is a historically coal-dependent state.
Whether or not the bills have to do with a specific project or projects has not be disclosed by lawmakers and there is als no clear indication of whether they will be signed into law by Republican Gov. Jim Justice.
However, West Virginia state officials have openly had their eyes on a share of multi-billion dollar hydrogen project proposals that are included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), so it is likely that the bills will indeed become law.