April 20, 2011
Peter Barkmann, right, a geologist with the Colorado Geological Survey, presents information Tuesday to the Moffat County Commission about a current project being conducted to study carbon sequestration in the area. Barkmann said the CGS will drill a test well in August to take core rock samples from about 9,600-feet underground to study whether carbon emissions from power plants could be sequestered south of the Craig Station power plant.
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Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said there’s a reason the commission is keeping the issue of carbon sequestration in its sights. “If it works, it’ll keep our coal industry alive,” he said. “Because then, they can take the carbons that come out of the stacks and put it in the ground, and therefore coal is the cleanest burning energy out there.”