Occidental Seeks Texas Property Tax Abatements to Help Finance its Long-Shot Plan for Removing Carbon Dioxide From the AtmosphereInside Climate NewsMedia Coverage

Virginia Palacios is the executive director of Commission Shift, a Texas advocacy group that has raised concerns about the state’s oversight of oil and gas wells and, potentially, of underground injection of carbon dioxide.

“I think it’s kind of absurd,” she said of the possibility that Occidental could receive the state tax abatements. “Because it’s supposed to be a public benefit, but ultimately it’s a private company that’s going to be making lots of money.”

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