EPA can help keep working forests as part of the climate change solution
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to soon propose changes to its 2010 greenhouse gas regulations (commonly referred to as the ?Tailoring Rule?) to address the unique carbon characteristics of renewable forest bioenergy. These amendments will significantly shape how privately owned working forests fit into overall U.S. climate change policy.
EPA deferred regulating carbon emissions from forest bioenergy under the Tailoring Rule for a three-year period while it studies the science because, unlike fossil fuels, forest bioenergy recycles atmospheric carbon.