Dear Biomass Opponent,
Thank you for being a part of the national Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign. As I’m sure you already know, over the past few years our grassroots network across 32 states has shed light on the harmful health and environmental impacts from biomass incineration at the local, regional, national and international level.
Industrial-scale biomass energy has gone from being a so-called “clean and green solution” in the eyes of many Americans to a health hazard, climate disaster, and threat to forests. Before the national Campaign ramped up just a few short years ago, many environmental groups were singing the praises of biomass—now most of them are coming out against it. Dozens of biomass proposals have been defeated—including Traverse City, Michigan, Valdosta, Georgia, Scottsburg and Milltown, Indiana, and Pownal, Vermont—the developers chased out of town due, in part, to the resistance of network members like you who insist that clean energy does not come out of a smokestack.