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Gordon Letter to President Bush in Support of International Cooperation in Carbon-Capture Technology

Jul 2, 2008

July 2, 2008

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20500

Dear President Bush:

I am writing to add my support to the global strategy to launch 20 carbon capture and storage demonstration projects by 2010 as recommended by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).  I was pleased to see that the Joint Statement by the G-8 Energy Ministers on June 8, 2008, stressed the need to develop carbon capture and sequestration technologies (CCS) and also supported the IEA and CSLF’s recommendation to conduct 20 CCS demonstration projects worldwide.  I cannot overstate the importance of signaling your support for this international initiative on carbon capture and sequestration by ensuring the necessary information and cost-sharing mechanisms are in place to stimulate deployment of CCS technologies.  If we do not make a substantial investment to demonstrate integrated CCS technologies now, our ability to implement a comprehensive and meaningful climate change program could be seriously undermined. 

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