The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records related to the carbon capture project at the Two Elk power plant in Wyoming because of a pending legal investigation, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The report states the study received nearly $10 million in economic stimulus grants and was stopped more than a year ago by Two Elk developer North American Power Group, based in Colorado.
According to the Associated Press, researchers at the project said a well that was expected to be drilled was not. The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act seeking documents showing what happened, but the request was denied by the Department of Energy because of a claim that releasing a law enforcement record could interfere with an active investigation.
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