Climate change strategy needs forest biomass

Federal policies now discourage investments in biomass-using energy facilities, and they also make it difficult to remove hazardous fuels on federal lands and to develop contracts that are economically viable for private contractors. Policies that promote both active forest management and the carbon neutrality of forest biomass would help reduce these obstacles. They would also help support rural communities and the business infrastructure that are essential for effective management of local forests.

Paul Adams and Steve Pilkerton, Oregon Live (12/6/16)