Monday, June 15, 2009

Local Opposition to Proposed CO2 Sequestration Project Grows in Darke County OH

Photo by Lyn Bliss /Advocate Photo

Darke County, OH (Greenville, OH)

Citizens Against CO2 Sequestration - the grassroots movement in Darke County, Ohio is growing to send raise public awareness of the proposed large-scale CO2 sequestration EXPERIMENT planned for Darke County and the risks to their community.

Signs are going up all over the county.

Thank you to all who are showing your opposition to the EXPERIMENTAL CO2 Sequestration project planned for our community! Talk to your friends and neighbors, plan to attend The Stop CO2 Sequestration rally and our Call To Action Meeting on Monday, June 29, at the All Seasons Place on Sebring Warner Road at 7 PM.

A public Stop CO2 Sequestration Rally is planned for Saturday morning - June 27 - Annie Oakley Park in downtown Greenville at 10 am - more details coming soon. Signature Petitons, information will be available as well as Yard Signs. Yard Signs can be purchased for $5 each.
Plan to Attend - Homemade signs welcome.

Signs are available from Isabel Culbertson or by emailing -

Click on this link to read the article in The Daily Advocate and to access their CO2 blog.

If you know of other newspapers hosting their own blog about CO2 sequestration projects please let us know. To date, we believe The Daily Advocate in Greenville, Ohio is the only one.

Clean-coal test is a go in Ohio- and it will be in Greenville, OH

From the Columbus Dispatch - this large-scale CO2 project was announced to the public May 6, 2007 and Battelle was already the question is, when did that deal really begin?

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio
announces Large Scale CO2 Project for Darke County

Clean-coal test is a go in Ohio
Feds' $61.1 million will pay to pump CO{-2} underground
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 3:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- The federal government said yesterday that it will spend $61.1 million for a clean-coal project in Ohio, a major step in deciding whether it is commercially feasible to burn Midwest coal without emitting the carbon dioxide thought to cause global warming.

The money will be funneled to a demonstration project in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation in Darke County in western Ohio.

About 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from an ethanol facility will be injected 3,000 feet into the sandstone formation.

Proponents contend that the process, known as carbon sequestration, is crucial for the future of Ohio coal. If electric utility plants can burn coal without causing global warming, it would provide a major boost to Ohio's coal industry.

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, said in a statement that "this award is a vitally important step forward in our nation's commitment to crafting a comprehensive solution to climate change."

To read the entire article click here

Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership—Development Phase