02 May '11, 2pm

We need intact natural forests more than ever! We shouldn't be cutting them down for fuel in the US. #biomess

Talking about “biomass” doesn’t always hit close to home. Both the science and policy in this debate may seem esoteric and complicated. But to kick off the day, I want to take a step back and make the simple point that if you care about forests, if you care about clean air and water, if you care about saving wildlife or the climate, I hope you’ll tune into this discussion and learn about biomass and the policies that are shaping the bioenergy industry. It matters. We all know that burning coal for electricity has literally deadly consequences. Coal plants fill the air we breathe with soot and smog linked to premature deaths and health problems. Of all fossil fuels, coal also causes the most carbon pollution pound for pound and releases massive amounts of toxic substances such as mercury. That’s why there has been such a major push to find alternative fuels to burn for powe...

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