West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) denied during an interview Sunday supporting any kind of price for carbon, arguing technological solutions are more viable.
He said cap-and-trade trade policy to reduce carbon emission is not a proper environmental solution. A carbon tax is also unnecessary.
Technology is the answer for reducing the level of carbon emissions "without a tax," he said.
He noted that technological ways to make coal less polluting are limited, but he said his state is using carbon capture and sequestration to do just that. This technology sticks carbon emissions underground.
"You have basically parameters to fix it through technology," he said.
Acid rain levels have been reduced this way, he added, without burdening the economy and reducing jobs through unnecessary pricing measures.