With no CO2 regulation, insufficient smoke stack regulations and no regulation of forest management practices, the government has just opened the floodgates on yet another environmentally destructive, unregulated and unaccountable industry — all in the name of clean, renewable energy. While there is an undeniable need to reduce carbon emissions and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, burning forests is not the answer. We should look to truly “clean” alternatives like solar and wind power, and leave our forests intact to help combat climate change.
Send a letter to the EPA telling them not to stand by while energy companies destroy our forests for fuel. Rather than giving this industry a free pass to pollute the air and destroy our forests, ask the agency to institute a three-year moratorium on new large-scale biomass projects while they assess the impacts to climate, human health and forests.