Thompson hosts Coal Innovation Summit in St. Marys
U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson brought together over 50 federal, state and local officials with carbon industry leaders and Pennsylvania State University scientists to discuss recent innovations that could reignite the coal and carbon industries. Included in the summit on Friday were Mary Neumayr, chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality; Dr. Lee Kump, dean of the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University; representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy; representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce; along with both coal and carbon manufacturers, with Kump moderating both presentations and roundtable discussions. The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission of Ridgway helped to facilitate the Conference with Deborah Pontzer, Economic Development & Workforce Specialist at the Office of Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson.