Senators Ask EPA To Expand Biomass Carbon Rule To More Feedstocks

November 20, 2019
A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging EPA to include a range of agricultural feedstocks in the agency’s long-awaited rule declaring biomass sourced from sustainably managed forests as carbon neutral, a step that effectively exempts the material from greenhouse gas requirements, though it is unclear if the agency is planning to expand the rule. Led by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), the lawmakers’ Nov. 18 letter to Administrator Andrew Wheeler echoes calls from five governors earlier this fall. It also...

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