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Statement from John Thompson, Director, Fossil Transition Project, on opinion paper by Dr. Mark Zoback et al. on seismic risk of geologic storage of carbon dioxide

6/18/12

Boston, MA— The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a Boston-based environmental advocacy organization, applauds Dr. Zoback for raising awareness of the importance of selecting safe sequestration sites. However, we strongly disagree with his pessimistic conclusion about the global future of carbon capture and storage. There’s no question that seismic factors must be considered in the planning and permitting process for selecting carbon storage sites, but we maintain that the expense of overcoming any such obstacles will be minimal compared to the global costs of climate change from unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions into our atmosphere.

Press Releases - John Thompson, Director, Fossil Transition Project, Clean Air Task Force on Indiana Gasification LLC Air and Water Permit for Rockport SNG Plant

5/07/12

Indiana— The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a Boston-based environmental advocacy organization, is pleased that the permit for the Rockport coal gasification plant incorporates significant carbon capture and storage (CCS). The permit is available to the public.

John Thompson, Director, Coal Transition Project on Taylorville Energy Center Draft PSD Permit

1/09/12

Illinois— The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a Boston-based environmental advocacy organization, urges the Illinois EPA to revise the draft air permit of the Taylorville Energy Center so that it includes carbon dioxide emission limits that reflect carbon capture and storage (CCS). Comments submitted to the Illinois EPA on Jan 3 are located here.

Environmental Organizations Announce CCS Network

12/08/11

(USA) December 7, 2011 – Today nine of the world’s leading environmental advocacy organizations launch the ENGO Network on CCS (Environmental NGO Network on Carbon Capture and Sequestration), formed to jointly pursue domestic and international policies and regulations enabling CCS to deliver on its emissions reduction potential safely and effectively.


Clean Air Task Force Launches Gulf State-China Initative

10/27/11

HOUSTON, October 27 – Clean Air Task Force, a national environmental organization dedicated to atmospheric protection and reducing global climate change, has announced the establishment of a new Gulf States-China program to hasten the commercial scale development of carbon capture and storage technology in both countries.

Press Releases - Statement from Kurt Waltzer, Carbon Storage Development Coordinator Clean Air Task Force, on shelving of the Mountaineer CCS project

7/14/11

Boston, MA July, 2011--

 

"AEP’s decision to halt the Mountaineer project clearly underscores the need for strong federal emissions standards and effective incentives for early technology adopters. As AEP noted, it’s difficult for utility commissions to approve such projects without regulatory certainty. We now look ahead to EPA to propose a robust New Source Performance Standard rule in September that will require effective and affordable controls on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants."

Statement from John Thompson, Director, Coal Transition Project, Clean Air Task Force, on Department of Energy selection of Morgan County for permanent geologic storage of CO2 emissions from FutureGen power plant

2/28/11

Carbondale, IL , February 28, 2011--                

"We're pleased that this major carbon capture and storage project is going forward.  For any CCS project, it's vitally important that the geology is well-understood, so we look forward to seeing FutureGen’s complete detailed geologic analysis of the Morgan County site.  Without carbon capture and storage (CCS), the most serious consequences of global climate change can’t be avoided because fossil fuel use is projected to increase 50% worldwide in the coming decades.  The technology to store carbon dioxide deep underground is already available, and DOE’s choice today helps advance its eventual widespread deployment."

Press Releases - Clean Air Task Force Comments on Report from Obama Task Force Interagency on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

8/13/10

Washington, August 13, 2010--

The Clear Air Task Force, an independent environmental advocacy organization not supported by industry, today commented on the report released by the Obama Administration Interagency Task Force on carbon capture and sequestration.

Study Examines Jobs from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

4/22/10

Boston, April 22, 2010--

The Clear Air Task Force, an independent environmental advocacy organization, released a study today that shows carbon capture and storage (CCS) would create 74,000 permanent jobs and hundreds of thousands of construction jobs in the U.S.

Statement of John Thompson, Director of the Clean Air Task Force Coal Transition Program on Cash Creek's Air Permit

3/08/10

Carbondale, IL March 8, 2010--

“I’m pleased Cash Creek received its final air permit from Kentucky regulators,” said John Thompson, Director of the Coal Transition Project of the Clean Air Task Force.  “The plant will use coal gasification technology to enable deep reductions in many air pollutants." 


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