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EPA loopholes allow biomass facilities to create more toxic pollution than coal

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One of the biggest alternative energy sources in the U.S. has been accused of being just as polluting to the environment, if not more so, as coal, according to a new study. Biomass plants, which burn wood waste to produce electricity, are producing more toxic emissions than coal-fired plants, thanks to federal regulatory loopholes, says Mary Booth, director of Partnership for Policy Integrity, a nonprofit environmental organization. In her report, Booth says biomass facilities produce 50 percent more carbon dioxide than coal plants. more

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