A Stomach Ache for Mother Nature
Australia launched a project today to bury CO2 underground. A plant in southern Victoria plans to capture and compress 110,231 tons of CO2 emissions and bury it 6,500 feet down into the Earth, according to the AP. The technology is called geosequestration, and the goal is, of course, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It sounds like a terrible idea. Sticking something that’s bad for the atmosphere deep into the Earth can’t be good for Mother Nature. More importantly, a project to bury industrial CO2 emissions basically gives power plants a pass to keep polluting all they want. It gives them no incentive to cut back on CO2 emissions.