Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and hydrogen technologies - the oil and gas industry's latest distraction and deflection

The oil and gas industry, and entities such as the Port of Corpus Christi which has purposely made itself highly dependent on the oil and gas industry, are increasingly promoting Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and hydrogen technologies. These technologies, processes and products, which are being depicted by the oil and gas industry as environmentally friendly, are not environmentally friendly at all. On a very superficial level, CCS and hydrogen technologies sound like, and are meant to sound like, very promising approaches to help mitigate climate change. But they are nothing of the sort. They are meant to give cover for extremely damaging activities, i.e., the continual and increasing extraction and usage of fossil fuels. The promotion of CCS and hydrogen technologies is being used to distract and deflect criticism regarding the disastrous path of human-caused global warming which the fossil fuel industry well knew we were embarking upon long ago as a result of the usage of their products.

Without going any further in explanation here, you can view a concise, deep dive into the details of both CCS and the various "colors" of hydrogen technologies by going to the Home page of our partner organization the Coastal Alliance to Protect Our Environment (CAPE) at and click on the link for the 9/2/21 CAPE Meeting Recording for informative and illuminating presentations in this regard. There is also a link to the Slides used in the presentations.

The direct link to the Zoom video recording is here.
The direct link to the slides is here.

Update February 19, 2022:  The above mentioned Zoom video recording is no longer available. However, the slides are still available.