Environmental coalition calls for subsidy cuts to dirty biomass energy
Fourteen environmental groups are delivering a letter today asking Senators to eliminate or restrict federal tax subsidies for biomass energy.
In the letter, the groups — including both regional advocates and national organizations –explain that giving tax credits to an industry that accelerates forest harvesting, emits more climate-disrupting greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, and increases air pollution is not sound public policy. Scarce federal renewable energy incentives should be allocated to truly clean energy, not dirty, carbon-intensive biomass facilities.
Groups signing onto the letter are:
Center for Biological Diversity
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Clean Air Task Force
Clearwater Biodiversity Project
Earth Day Network
Environmental Working Group
Friends of the Clearwater
Friends of the Earth
Natural Resources Defense Council
Partnership for Policy Integrity
Click here for the letter.