As part of the stimulus package, the federal government has invested $3.4 billion in carbon capture and sequestration projects. Advocates say this investment could demonstrate and expand the usefulness of "clean coal" technologies and make them an important part of managing climate change. Meanwhile, critics warn us that carbon capture and storage is too expensive and wasteful to even begin to counterbalance its unquantifiable health and environmental risks.
Coal isn’t going away any time soon, so what are our options?
This hour’s panel included:
- Brad Heavner, State Director of Environment Maryland
- John Thompson, Director of the Coal Transition Project at the Clean Air Task Force