Report or Study:  Trees, Trash and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Date:  2014

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Under the Clean Air Act, biomass power plants are allowed to emit 240% the pollution of a coal plant before more protective permitting is triggered. The EPA needs to stop giving a free pass to biomass burning, which emits large amounts of air toxics, and enforce more stringent regulations.

Topics:  Biomass, Pollution Sources

Regions:  National, Pennsylvania, Southwestern Pennsylvania


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