Maine forests next on the chopping block for biomass

More forest liquidation to be paid for with your tax dollars

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Maine legislators urged to reject subsidies for polluting biomass energy

People pay extra on their electricity bill to support clean energy, but with biomass they’re actually paying to pollute.

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Municipal Waste Burning: More Polluting Than Coal, But Treated as Zero-Emissions in the Clean Power Plan

A new analysis finds that the Clean Power Plan treats burning even fossil-fuel derived wastes like plastics as having zero emissions.

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Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Lax regulations allowing contaminated wastes to be burned as biomass mean that communities need to protect themselves – they can’t count on air permits to minimize bioenergy pollution.

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Securities and Exchange Comm. Bioenergy Report

Investors With $100 Billion in Assets Complain to SEC of Misleading and Incomplete Statements About Climate Benefits, Carbon Neutrality, and Risk of Regulatory Action.

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Op-Ed: Thirdworld, Firstworld – Senator Collins’ concerns about air pollution need to come home

Senator Collins’ bill to improve cookstoves in the third world outlines exactly why she should support better pollution controls on industirial boilers here at home.

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Op-Ed: Collins should fight for limits on toxic pollution, not against them

Now is not the time to weaken the Clean Air Act, which has served Maine and the nation well for decades.

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