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Environmentalists seek to scrub biomass budget rider

March 12, 2018
Environmental groups are urging congressional leaders to drop language in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, slated to be approved by March 23, that would make permanent a controversial policy rider in the FY17 budget declaring biomass to be a carbon-neutral fuel. A March 8 letter from the groups to House and Senate leadership and the chairmen and ranking members of each chamber's appropriations committee opposes the inclusion of language to “permanently legislate on the evolving science of biomass...

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