EPA To Stall Biomass Regulation For 3 Years

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 3:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying greenhouse gas permitting requirements for three years in industries that use biomass energy, citing uncertainty over the environmental impact of burning biomass as fuel.

The EPA said Wednesday that by July it would complete regulations that would push back carbon emission requirements for biomass-fired and other biogenic sources of energy until 2014.

The agency will use the extended time to partner with federal and independent scientists to further examine the effects of biomass use.

The EPA also said it...
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