Los Angeles Times
‘This is dumb. Don’t do this’
Re “A way to fight climate change or a ruse to help oil industry?” July 25
While there may be a place for carbon-capture technology in certain industries, the fossil fuel industry is not one of them. We know the solution for stopping the emissions from oil drilling, and it’s quite simple: Stop drilling for oil.
If capturing the carbon dioxide emitted from the Elk Hills natural gas power plant near Bakersfield would be equivalent to taking 300,000 cars off the road, then let’s close that power plant.
We need to be laserfocused on ending our dependence on oil and gas by decarbonizing the electric grid, transportation and housing, not extending the life of the fossil fuel industry. Catherine Ronan
As a strong environmentalist but not an extremist, I support the carbon-capture and storage projects, with the proviso that we negotiate the plan of action when one or more components of the projects fails or performs below specifications.
Because for sure there will be failures, and we don’t want to negotiate under the pressure of unwanted, dangerous ongoing emissions and pollution.
Jeff Warner Los Angeles
Has the Aliso Canyon methane leak near Porter Ranch faded from memory after only six years? You cannot store a gas under pressure underground. It will leak out.
This is dumb. Don’t do this.
Bruce Potter Long Beach