Local Groups Oppose Biomass in Renewable Energy Resolution

May 26, 2017
Re: Request for Changes in Renewable Resolution

Dear Chair Kafoury and Commissioners Smith, Vega Pederson, Meieran, and Stegmann,

Thank you for the hard work done this far to shape a #100by50 Renewable Energy Resolution.

We, the undersigned, support the strong progress made so far but believe Multnomah County can do better. Specifically, we request that you amend the resolution prior to June 1 to incorporate our recommended changes to the County’s Renewable Energy Resolution.

Protect Forests, Say no to Biomass we want new clearcuts on the Mt. Hood National Forest called "renewable" biomass projects?

Energy corridor right of wayPublic lands across the U.S. are home to energy development, whether its massive solar developments, hydroelectric dams, or energy transmission corridors. Mt. Hood National Forest itself is home to several existing and proposed developments, from expanding energy transmission corridors to biomass generation to geothermal exploration. Find more information at the link below about energy developments proposed in Mt. Hood National Forest.

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