Empowering Voters - Defending Democracy
The League of Women Voters is a political organization that neither supports nor opposes candidates or parties and encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area serves the people of Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Indian Head Park, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, La Grange, La Grange Highlands, La Grange Park, Riverside, Western Springs and Westchester.
Join Us For Our Annual Holiday Party on December 5
When - Tuesday, December 5, 6-9 PM
Where - Acacia Clubhouse, 111 Cascade Drive, Indian Head Park
Join us for a celebration of the holidays! Email Michele Niccolai at mfniccolai [at] yahoo.com to register and sign up to bring a comforting casserole, salad, wine, or dessert. Please also bring a gift for our fundraising raffle.
Carbon Capture and Storage - Is It Worth It?
On October 10th, LWV of the La Grange Area hosted a program on Carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS is a technology that captures carbon dioxide emitted by burning gas, oil, coal, or biomass before it enters the atmosphere and then transports it by pipeline to be stored underground. The recently enacted Inflation and Reduction Act includes incentives for the energy industry to implement CCS projects. Does the promise live up to the hype? The meeting began with a 20-minute video from the 2023 LWVIL Issues Briefing featuring June Sekera, Senior Research Fellow at Boston University, in which she presents extensive data questioning the efficiency of CCS, available here.
Following the video, a panel of experts, including Emily Grubert, Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy at University of Notre Dame; Rick Knight, Research Coordinator with Citizens’ Climate Education; and Bill Koehl, LWVIL Environmental Issues Specialist, discussed the viability of Carbon Capture and Storage. You can replay the panel discussion here.