02 May '11, 5pm

Why would the EPA exempt #biomass plants burning trees from pollution standards? They shouldn't! #Biomess

Today NRDC and our partners are calling on all concerned citizens to learn about the risks of using the wrong types of biomass for energy and to tell EPA not to allow power companies to use the worst types of biomass—whole trees from our forests—as fuel for producing electricity. To help our readers learn more about the topic, we’ve released a new fact sheet on why burning trees for energy is destructive and my colleague Nathanael has written here about ways we can get biomass right and wrong and how you can get involved with today’s campaign on Twitter and Facebook. If you love forests, please take action by telling EPA not to allow power companies to burn trees for fuel. In a nutshell, here’s what’s going on: EPA has clearly stated that “all carbon dioxide counts” towards determining whether large power plants must take reasonable steps under the Clean Air Act to reduce ...

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