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Carbon Sequestration and Sustainability

Alexandra B. Klass

University of Minnesota Law School

Sara E. Bergan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

September 1, 2008

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 237, 2008

This Symposium Essay explores the question of whether the developing technology of geologic carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), which involves capturing CO2 emissions from industrial sources and power plants and sequestering them underground, is consisting with principles of sustainable development. This Essay concludes that while CCS on its own may not be consistent with basic principles of sustainability, it presents a potential opportunity to create sufficiently deep cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to allow the transition to a more sustainable future.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Geologic Carbon Capture and Sequestration, CCS, Sustainability, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change Mitigation

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Date posted: August 21, 2010  

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Klass, Alexandra B. and Bergan, Sara E., Carbon Sequestration and Sustainability (September 1, 2008). Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 237, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1662493

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Alexandra B. Klass (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota Law School ( email )
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
612-625-0155 (Phone)
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