Burning shredded tires and pesticide-treated railroad ties, the L'Anse Warden plant is allowed by its permit to emit more pollution than Michigan's coal plants.
Other Recent Work
Concluding a lack of “widespread, systemic impacts” while ignoring impacts from spills and injection of billions of gallons of wastewater is misleading.
Emission reductions should be "quantifiable, verifiable, non-duplicative, permanent and enforceable." Is this even possible with biomass?
Municipal Waste Burning: More Polluting Than Coal, But Treated as Zero-Emissions in the Clean Power Plan
A new analysis finds that the Clean Power Plan treats burning even fossil-fuel derived wastes like plastics as having zero emissions.
White House threatens veto of EPA appropriations bill due to riders, including bioenergy carbon neutrality provision
Legislating biomass as carbon neutral is dumb and dangerous. Apparently the White House agrees.
Coalition calls on White House to take wood-burning power plants out of plan for reducing greenhouse emissions
There’s really no better way to sabotage the Clean Power Plan than by burning up the forest carbon sink in power plants and then treating the electricity generated as if it has zero emissions.