Monday, May 11, 2009

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration - Hype or Hope?

This is a video of a talk given by Stanford University professor, Sally Benson -

Universities are partners in many of the CO2 sequestration projects....... (follow the dollar) you know that story.

Is Public Acceptance REALLY part of the plan?

She is for CO2 sequestration.......... but she talks about the dangers of CO2 sequestration (worker safety, brine migration into drinking water aquifer, ecosystem, public safety - well blow out, pipeline leak, structural damage (earthquakes, etc). About 1 hour and 2 minutes into this talk, she addresses the need for public acceptance and says, "We're not going to do this if people don't want it, either philosophically or if they don't want it in their backyard."

I can't imagine ANYONE wanting a CCS project, especially a large-scale project, in their community. I certainly DO NOT WANT IT IN MINE...nor do I want it in YOURS.

Speak up, write your elected officials, talk to your friends and neighbors, write letters to the editor. Speak up for those who can't or won't - children and the elderly.