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
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Partnership for Policy Integrity
- Sierra Club
Click here for the letter.