Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge California to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

 http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-04-friends-of-the-earth-and-sierra-club-urge-carb-to-ge

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade
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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today, a coalition of environmental groups including Sierra Club California and Friends of the Earth delivered a letter to California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and Climate Action Reserve Chair Linda Adams urging them to fix a fundamental flaw in the cap and trade regulations implementing AB 32, the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, that allows companies to sell offset credits for “even-age management” — a practice that involves clearcutting forests and replanting monoculture stands of uniform age.

The letter charges that California’s current forest protocol “undermines the credibility of California’s cap and trade system by incentivizing the destruction of old-growth forests,” and calls on CARB and CAR to adopt an immediate moratorium on registration of carbon credits from forest projects that entail clearcutting. See link for more…. http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-04-friends-of-the-earth-and-sierra-club-urge-carb-to-ge



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