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Jane Patton (Sr. Campaign Manager at CIEL; Cofounder and Director at No Waste NOLA) joins hosts Logan Burke and Sophie Zaken to discuss Carbon Capture, Storage and utilization (CCSU), the new "Clean Coal," and yet another tax subsidy for the Fossil Fuel Industry.
You might be asking what is CCSU? It is "first and foremost...a fossil fuel subsidy," said Jane Patton. Carbon capture refers to "the theory that you can put a filter on industrial emissions that will trap the carbon molecules from those emissions in a way that you'll then be able to use that carbon in some way, or store it, sequester it away. But that's just the carbon...not any of the other air pollution, not any of the other emissions that increases cancer risk and death in Louisiana or that has exacerbated COVID deaths in the River Parishes" said Jane.
About Jane Patton
Sr. Campaign Manager at CIEL- Center for International Environmental Law
Cofounder and Director at No Waste NOLA
Jane Patton (she/her) is a Senior Campaigner with the Environmental Health team, based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work focuses primarily on global policy regarding the full life cycle of plastics.
Since 2011, Jane has been working with communities to address inequality, mitigate harm, and increase justice through organizing for safer environments, better schools, and greater self-determination. Initially focusing on primary and secondary education, she supported and lead teams for charter school networks to redesign data systems and curriculum delivery in her home state of Louisiana until 2016. In 2015, she co-founded No Waste Louisiana, which organizes for waste reduction and community-driven systems of reuse, refill, and repair and supports local groups across Louisiana to resist the onslaught of petrochemical development happening there. In 2016, Jane transitioned full-time to environmental campaign and coalition building work, serving for two years as the Managing Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition before moving to support and lead campaigns, projects, and policy work as part of the Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) movement. She served as interim coordinator for the US arm of BFFP and for the movement’s global corporate campaigns, before joining the team at CIEL.
Jane holds a BA in International Relations & Politics from the University of Essex and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Jane can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with her on LinkedIn.