Thursday, February 20, 2020

Trillion Trees Act Introduced

Some interesting news to share, on Wednesday, February 12th, Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4) introduced the Trillion Trees Act (HR 5859). This legislation supports the U.N. Initiative to plant one trillion trees globally by 2050 by planting more trees in the U.S., incentivizing the use of wood products to store carbon, improving carbon storage through active forest management, and directing the EPA to establish policies reflecting the carbon neutrality of biomass. The legislation also directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish targets for increased wood growth on domestic forests and create a reforestation task group that will advise the Secretary on wood growth targets. A summary of the legislation can be found here. Westerman was joined by nine Republican original cosponsors of the Trillion Trees Act.

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