Le Lézard
Classified in: Environment
Subjects: ENI, AVO

Future Forests + Jobs Initiative Launches to Combat Misinformation About Biomass

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Forests + Jobs will launch today to advance a fact-based conversation around renewable wood energy and hold those who spread misinformation about the industry to account.

For years, activist organizations such as the Dogwood Alliance, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Environmental Integrity Project have waged a misinformation campaign against the wood biomass industry as well as the entire forest products sector. These efforts mislead the public about the integrated forest products industry ? including timber and renewable wood energy ? and its role as a necessary solution to mitigate global climate change, which has been repeatedly affirmed by the world's leading climate research authority, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

"These activist groups ignore the science and advance policies that would result in burning more coal and losing more forests - exactly the wrong approach we need to fight global climate change today," said Future Forests + Jobs spokesman Brian Rogers. "Our mission is to set the record straight and expose the well-funded and coordinated misinformation campaigns targeting this industry, and to stand up for the hundreds of thousands of forest products workers across America."

Future Forests + Jobs will combat misinformation through a new website ? FutureForestsAndJobs.com ? as well as through media engagement and other grassroots activities.

Future Forests + Jobs is supported by the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, and will be led by Brian Rogers, who served as a senior staffer to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for nearly a decade, and previously worked as Research Director for former Vice President Al Gore's Repower America campaign for comprehensive climate and energy legislation.

About Us

Future Forests + Jobs' mission is to advance the conversation around renewable wood energy with facts, and hold those who spread misinformation about the industry to account. FFJ agrees with the scientific consensus that sustainably-sourced wood biomass is a vitally important tool for replacing coal, helping mitigate global climate change, and promoting good-paying jobs in rural communities.

SOURCE Future Forests + Jobs

These press releases may also interest you

at 17:10
Food and nutrition industry leaders recently met at the Industry Nutrition Forum in Philadelphia to share information and ideas about working toward sustainable nutrition security nationwide, increasing accessibility to nutritious foods for a greater...

at 15:05
The Green Business Challenge team at Missouri American Water is celebrating a prestigious distinction. St. Louis Green Business Challenge organizers recognized Missouri American Water's work in environmental sustainability Friday by honoring the...

at 13:45
The Canadian Coast Guard will be holding a media briefing on operations taking place on the Cormorant.   Date: Monday December 9, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. (local time) Location: Bridgewater Conservation & Protection Detachment 280 Logan Road,...

at 12:51
Actor and activist Jane Fonda will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Dec. 17 on her movement to push for political action on climate change. Inspired by young climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda has...

at 12:38
Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Loxahatchee was named Florida's #1 Zoo by popular vote on insider.com. Visitors cited the facility's up-close educational tours to experience iconic, endangered species of large cats as the reason for their...

at 12:30
The "Recycled Plastics Market By Type, By Application and By Geography - Global Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast up to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global recycled plastics market is...

News published on 8 october 2019 at 10:23 and distributed by: