New Orleans City Council Climate Committee votes to ban carbon capture & sequestration facilities and pipelines
Why is The Alliance concerned about CCS?
The coal, oil, and gas industry touts CCS as a “solution” to climate change. But CCS projects have consistently overpromised and underperformed, when they have not failed completely. CCS benefits the petrochemical and pipeline companies by enabling these industries to keep expanding profits while supposedly offsetting their emissions. What's worse? CCS poses significant environmental, health and safety risks to our communities and will have disproportionate affects on Black and Native communities. A report from May 2021 by the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council concluded that carbon capture storage projects will not benefit communities.
We don't want this expensive, unproven technology in our city. Tell your Councilmember to vote "yes" on Resolution 22-219!
Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the state Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Senate Bill 650 by the committee’s chairman, state Sen. Mike Walsworth, would let the state Department of Environmental Quality decide how to apply EPA’s upcoming rule on carbon dioxide emissions by setting standards for measuring emissions and the pace for following EPA’s regulations….
Source: The New Orleans Advocate