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!
Why is this resolution a win for New Orleanians?
Get Involved! How you can help:
Attend the June 9th full Council meeting & Submit Comments
Attend the June 9th full Council meeting and make comments in support of this resolution. Your voice is needed!
The meeting starts at 10am on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street.
Can't make it in person? You can watch the meeting live on the Council's website and submit comments online. The public comment form will open 24-48hours before the meeting and close 2 hours before the meeting (June 9th at 8am). Stay tuned we'll post the public comment link here when it goes live.
Email your councilmember
Email your Councilmembers and tell them to vote “yes” on Resolution 22-219 banning carbon capture & sequestration facilities and pipelines in New Orleans.
Don't know who your Councilmember is? Find out using this interactive map: New Orleans Council Districts
More on the dangers of CCS:
There are currently 12 CCS projects now planned in Louisiana. All public comments that have been submitted so far oppose the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ application for permitting authority over carbon capture storage projects.
Check out these resources to learn more about CCS and Resolution 22-219: