Biden EPA Faces Pressure To Reissue Biomass Carbon Neutrality Policy

February 12, 2021
The Biden administration is facing industry pressure to reissue a scrapped EPA draft rule that would declare woody biomass to be carbon neutral for Clean Air Act permitting purposes, including a request to expand the types of biomass that qualify for the declaration to also include agricultural residues. Additionally, biomass advocates intend to broaden their advocacy beyond EPA, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where Secretary-designee Tom Vilsack is considered friendly to the sector. President Joe Biden revoked EPA’s...

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