We wanted to let you know that :
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Lincoln Hall, The Boxford Sustainability Committee and North Parish UU Climate Justice Group will show the documentary, BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?.
Burned tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. The film follows a dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens who are fighting to establish the enormous value of our forests, protect their communities, debunk this false solution to climate change, and alter energy policy both in the US and abroad.
Mary S. Booth, PhD, Director and Ecosystem Ecologist,Partnership for Policy Integrity says:
“Yes, these trees may grow back in time, but we don't have 50, 70, 100 years to wait for those trees to grow back to take that carbon out of the atmosphere. We need to do it right away.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is proposing to allow biomass power plants to burn a huge variety of woody fuels, including whole trees, that DOER is re-classifying as “residues” to allow calculation of a minimal carbon impact, even though a previous study's definition of residues was confined to tops and limbs from saw timber harvesting.
We hope to see you there.