Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Refitted to Bury Emissions, Plant Draws Attention


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From: barry levine 
Date: Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM
Subject: re: Refitted to Bury Emissions, Plant Draws Attention
To: letters@nytimes.com

To the Editor:
     There is convincing evidence that carbon can be sequestered for geological ages either as cellulose (peat) or as elemental carbon (coal or biochar). Corresponding evidence that carbon dioxide will stay stably sequestered is much scarcer. Recently, it was shown that what had long been dismissed as ancient carbon dioxide had actually be bound as carbonate rock until liberated by magmatic heating.  "Clean Coal" is an idol to whom those who seek senator Robert Byrd's favor bow down. It is not a solution to our energy or climate woes.
Barry Levine

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