Is the size and the potential danger of the CO2 transporting pipelines an Achilles heel for the vast Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects? Listen in this week's podcast episode to Kert Davies and the Climate Investigations Center investigation to hear their expose about a smaller CO2 pipeline explosion that could have devastated as small town. Also take a look that the massive proposed CCS pipeline map below and see the massive exposure these pipelines could have for the developing CCS projects.
Davies is the founder and director of Climate Investigations Center. He is a well-known researcher, media spokesperson and climate activist who has been conducting corporate accountability research and campaigns for more than 20 years.
Davies was the chief architect of the Greenpeace web project ExxonSecrets , launched in 2004, which helped expose the oil giant ExxonMobil’s funding of organizations and individuals who work to discredit the validity of climate science and delay climate policy action.
More recently, Davies appeared in the PBS Frontline series "The Power of Big Oil" and the Paramount Plus series "Black Gold".
Kert came to our attention through the publication of a report called CO2 Pipelines and Carbon Capture: The Satartia Mississippi Accident Investigation, which describes how a small town in Mississippi was nearly wiped out by a leak from a relatively small CO2 pipeline.
Kert describes how recent studies such as Princeton's Netzero America envision vastly larger pipelines, posing far greater threats.