Under the program, states determine their own strategies for cutting carbon emissions from power plants, including the opportunity to use qualified biomass in place of fossil fuels. The agency recognizes that a wide range of agricultural and forest biomass can provide carbon benefits, including controlling atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels. Contrary to Mr. Dale’s claim that this program creates an “unjustified carbon tax,” it actually creates a market for biomass and an economic opportunity for American farmers.
Janet McCabe, Wall Street Journal (7/15/16)
(McCabe is the Acting Assistant Administrator in Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency)