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EPA to Delay Biomass GHG Rules

10:35 AM MST | January 12, 2011 | Vincent Valk

U.S. EPA announced today that it will delay greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for industries that use biomass a feedstock until 2014. The agency is soliciting input from the scientific community, industry, and other stakeholders to determine how to treat biomass for Clean Air Act (CAA) permitting purposes. GHG permitting for facilities already regulated under CAA begins this month, and permitting for oil refineries and power plants is slated to start later this year. "Renewable, homegrown power sources are essential to our energy future, and an...

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