Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2 Knoxville, TN Groups Speak Out Against Carbon Capture & Storage

From the Knoxville News -

"A press conference held by two activist groups promoted a recently released Greenpeace study that states carbon capture and storage is an unproven technology and is costly to taxpayers."

"Calling carbon storage technology too expensive and a hollow answer to the environmental issues surrounding coal as an energy source, two local environmental groups on Monday protested federal legislation they say encourages development of coal-based power production.

Save Our Cumberland Mountains, a state citizens organization, and Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville, a group based at the University of Tennessee, held a press conference in Knoxville's Market Square, beneath the Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters towers, to protest what they called a "$424 billion federal boondoggle to promote the continued use of coal to produce electricity," according to a release."

Read the full story here on their web site May 6, 2008