The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become “coal-free” by 2020 but can’t find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal — they are wood pellets, but have less moisture and are thus more like coal. The price of creating a torrefied-pellet facility is high, and EPA regulations surrounding it are unclear.
SCOTUS Ruling Delivers Major Win for Property Rights and Voluntary Conservation EffortsKat Dwyer
Now that there is a straightforward standard for federal regulation, conservation organizations have a clear signal where private, voluntary conservation efforts are needed to restore wetlands.
Fanning the FlamesShawn Regan
State and federal policies have deepened California's most pressing environmental challenges.
Are Conservation Leases the Key to Resolving Competing Demands on Public Lands?Shawn Regan
We should create a system of conservation leasing that allows groups to resolve their competing demands over the use of public lands through voluntary negotiation—just as they often do on private lands today.
Opportunities to Fix Forests in the Farm BillHannah Downey
As Congress spends the summer drafting the forest provisions in the 2023 farm bill, policymakers should remember that confronting the wildfire crisis will take more than just funding.
A Permanent Fix for “Cottonwood” Is Necessary to Help Restore Our Forests
A coalition letter addressed to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Natural Resources Committee
Bureaucracy Is Slow, But Wildfires Move Fast
This week, multiple positive forest management bills passed out of committee in the U.S. House and Senate with bipartisan support.