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
  • Dogwood Alliance
  • Earth Day Network
  • Environment America
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Friends of the Clearwater
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Greenpeace
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Partnership for Policy Integrity
  • Sierra Club

Click here for the letter.

Partnership for Policy Integrity