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 MitigationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 21, 2010
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