Plain Talk: Carbon capture opponents are ‘ignorant’ and ‘uninformed’ says coal industry spokesman


MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota is on the bleeding edge of carbon capture and storage technology, but when the news media reports this, we’re often treated to a litany of pessimism from environmental activists.

Case in point, a recent news article produced by North Dakota News Cooperative reporter Michael Standaert which was long on nay-saying and short on affirmative arguments in favor of using carbon capture and storage technology to keep our state’s coal industry relevant.

Jason Bohrer, president of the Lignite Energy Council, which represents our state’s coal interests, says knee-jerk opponents of this nascent technology are “ignorant” and “uninformed.”

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