CCS is often purported as a just environmental solution, aiming to reduce the levels of decades of carbon emissions in the earth’s atmosphere. However, many environmental and climate justice advocates point to the harmful impacts CCS technologies have on our communities.
We explored precisely what carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is and how the technology works. We also discussed how CCS fits into the current landscape of federal funding opportunities and what EJ communities can expect with increased support for this technology. We additionally examined if we can save the planet without CCS and what options are available as potential alternatives to this solution.