AF&PA Applauds Congressional Action for Continued Recognition of Biomass Carbon Neutrality
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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President (AF&PA) and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement regarding Congressional passage of domestic spending legislation. Passed by the House and Senate, the bill includes language clearly stating Congress’ intent for long-term federal regulatory policy reflecting the carbon neutrality of forest-based biomass.
“Congress should be applauded for continued recognition of the need to foster U.S. manufacturing growth through federal biomass policy that appropriately reflects the paper and wood product industry’s use of carbon-neutral biomass for energy production. Clear public policy on biomass carbon neutrality will level the playing field to help our manufacturers compete globally and support future economic growth and job creation. That’s a winning combination and action our industry has sought for more than nine years. Moreover, implementation of clear policy will support the use of carbon neutral biomass as a fuel source for our mills, which provides significant greenhouse gas reduction benefits to the environment.”