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Forest Biomass Should Count As Renewable Fuel: Bill

Law360 (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that would amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, changing its "flawed definition of biomass" so that materials from national forests would count toward the government's Renewable Fuel Standard.

On Wednesday, Thune introduced S. 636, an amendment to the so-called Energy Bill, which is part of the Clean Air Act.

Under the 2007 Energy Bill, biomass from national forests and most private forest lands does not count toward the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, according...
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