“Ex-Obama EPA Chief Expresses Skepticism On Carbon Capture”

“Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy expressed doubts Wednesday over investing in carbon capture technology, saying that focus should instead be on limiting fossil fuel extraction.

“There’s a lot of new creative thinking about [carbon capture and storage], but the thing we’re not looking at is the fact that you extract the fossil fuels itself is a decision point of emitting significant amounts of methane,” McCarthy said.   

“These are challenges for communities both from a health perspective and a climate perspective,” she added.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill February 5, 2020.