Senators advocate for EPA biogenic carbon emissions framework

29 May 2014

A group of 12 Senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina MCarthy, asking her to address the regulatory uncertainty over biogenic carbon emissions. In the letter, the Senators point out several specific elements they believe the EPA’s biogenic carbon emissions accounting framework should encompass, and encourage the EPA to work closely with the USDA to development the framework.

The Senators noted that the National Climate Assessment recently released by the White House confirms the role forest biomass can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. The letter also expresses confidence that the EPA has the legal authority to differentiate biomass emissions from fossil fuel emissions.

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