ACTION ALERT! Urge Your Legislators to Support Legislation Recognizing the Carbon Neutrality of Biomass!

Congress needs to hear from you! Legislative language recognizing the carbon benefits of forest biomass is currently being debated in the Senate and House Interior Appropriations Bills and the Energy Bill Conference.

We need your help to ensure this positive language is included in the final versions that pass Congress!

The forest products industry is the largest producer and user of bioenergy of any industrial sector in the U.S. Paper and wood manufacturing facilities use biomass residuals from their operations to produce bioenergy that provides significant carbon-reducing benefits while producing biobased products that meet essential needs.

In 2010, EPA committed to develop a biomass accounting framework and to resolve its biomass policy. To date, EPA has been unable to complete its work. Current policy uncertainty is jeopardizing existing investments in biomass and discouraging new investment to build or upgrade facilities. This legislative language will resolve the uncertainty.

We encourage folks in all states to send letters to their legislators. Legislators from the following states especially need to hear from organizations with operations in those states because they will be involved in end of the year legislative negotiations that will decide this issue: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Please complete the form below to contact your legislators today and ask that they support legislation recognizing the carbon benefits of forest biomass!

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