CARB Backs Forest GHG Offset Rules, Declines Lawmakers’ Call For Review

June 17, 2019
CalEPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are defending the board’s protocol for issuing U.S. forest greenhouse gas offset credits and declining to undertake an independent review of the rules, in a response to lawmakers who argued a recent academic analysis shows the protocol significantly over-credits forest projects. “CARB has reviewed the policy brief by the UC Berkeley research fellow referenced in your letter. The policy brief contains errors and misunderstandings of the Forest Protocol related to how leakage...

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