The Arkansas Carbon Dioxide Storage Act
HB 1450 is coming up in the House Insurance and Commerce Committee at 9 am tomorrow. This is one of the most dangerous bills of this session. We are asking that you make three telephone calls and also email these three people.
Representative Jonathan Barnett
Sponsor of the Bill
Email [email protected]
ASK THAT HE PULL THE BILL.
Representative Fred Allen
Chairman of the House Insurance and Commerce Committee
Email [email protected]
TELL HIM ALSO WE NEED TO PULL THE BILL.
Find your representative’s number here.
This is very serious — a Cap and Trade/Sustainable Development bill that is going to involve prohibitive costs and imminent domain. They would have to install pipelines.
There is also a problem concerning the fact that this process – known as carbon sequestration – could trigger small earthquakes. Our state is being shaken often by quakes of unknown causes along a fault line in Greenbrier and Guy.
According to today’s Democrat-Gazette, page 1B:
“A seismic fault in northern Faulkner County has produced more than 1,000 earthquakes since it began rumbling last summer, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday.”
A Stanford University article entitled “Earthshaking possibilities may limit underground storage of carbon dioxide,” sets out the dangers of implementing carbon sequestration. Click here for link.
Combating global warming by pumping carbon dioxide into the ground for long-term storage – known as carbon sequestration – could trigger small earthquakes that might breach the storage system, allowing the gas back into the atmosphere, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback. That hazard, combined with a need for thousands of injection sites around the globe, may keep sequestration from being as feasible on a large scale as some have hoped.
Arkansas would be one of 10 pilot places in the world. Why does poor little Arkansas get picked for their test projects? First we get offered for Obamacare and now this.
The supporters are bringing in people from out of state to push this. We don’t need this, it may cause earthquakes, and we can’t afford it. We must stop this back-door cap and trade scheme at all costs to protect further damage to our state and our fragile, recovering economy.
READ THE BILL
Link to HB1450
Link to HB1450′s Bill Status History
CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR
Link to the Arkansas State Legislature
Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee