NAFO in the News

Oregon and timber industry petitioners have told the U.S. Supreme Court that an appeals court decision requiring pollution discharge permits for logging roads violated the Clean Water Act and federal...
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A Supreme Court decision to consider a portion of Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations could impact the Agency's work toward a rulemaking that would account for biogenic carbon emissions....
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas rule exemption for biomass, invalidated EPA’s three-year deferral for biomass...
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) failed to justify its 2011 decision to exempt from its greenhouse...
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The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) three-year deferral of greenhouse gas regulations for biomass facilities, saying the EPA’s decision was...
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A federal appellate court vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s three-year greenhouse gas (GHG) permit deferral for new plants that burn biomass, prompting industry calls for the agency to quickly...
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A bipartisan bill introduced yesterday would preserve U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of forest roads. “The Supreme Court ruled last March that forest roads do not require mandatory industrial permits...
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Legislation introduced May 16 in the House and Senate would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring Clean Water Act permits for stormwater runoff from logging roads. “The...
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While some of Europe’s biggest coal-fired power plants are switching to biomass to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the debate in the United States continues over wood energy’s low-carbon credentials....
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The fate of EPA rule exempting biomass-burning facilities from greenhouse gas standards is unclear after arguments over the rule today stretched into overtime before a three-judge appeals court panel which...
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Appellate judges at April 8 oral arguments appeared split on whether EPA has Clean Air Act power for its decision giving biomass facilities a three-year deferral from greenhouse gas (GHG)...
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The Oregonian editorial board opines on the March 20. 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation of forest roads. Dave Tenny, president of theNational Alliance of...
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