EPA, DOJ At Odds Over Whether Biomass Proposal Undercuts ACE Rule

July 30, 2020
EPA and the Justice Department (DOJ) are at odds over whether the agency’s long-pending proposal to declare woody biomass to be carbon neutral for Clean Air Act stationary source permits would undercut the legal justification for the agency’s narrow greenhouse gas standards for power plants. The dispute is stalling completion of interagency review for the biomass plan, and the agencies’ conflict might soon be brought to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Attorney General William Barr for potential resolution, sources following...

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