Last week in Canada the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project for tar sands oil upgrading was announced. NRDC supports the use of CCS technology as one of many tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for existing operations. Unfortunately, rather than proposing the so-called “Quest” facility as a means of cleaning up existing tar sands operations, the sponsors used the project as greenwash for a dramatic expansion of tar sands production.
Anthony Swift is an attorney with the international program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) with expertise in fossil fuel subsidies, energy markets, and pipeline safety. Prior to working at NRDC, Anthony was a policy analyst for the Department of Transportation. He has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Austin College.
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