Monday, February 9, 2015

[biofuelwatch] Please Contact PBS and ask them to make a correction on their biomass story

For those who haven't seen the greenwash going viral, PBS recently put
out an interview (followed by lots of other media outlets and
pro-biomass propaganda groups picking up on it) about Burlington, VT
going "renewable." While they mention McNeil Generating Station, they
make a major factual inaccuracy by saying the only thing coming out of
the smokestack is "water vapor."

Most media ignores impacts of biomass and it's hard to get them to
report on it because they just leave it out entirely. But in this case,
they definitively stated that nothing but water vapor was emitted from
smokestacks and that's just obviously false.

Here's Mcneil's latest air permit of what they are allowed to emit:

They also reported that the facility burns only "scrap wood," which can
easily be disproved by any number of photos of whole logs being cut and
brought to the facility:

You can contact PBS below via phone or email and if you're on Twitter
you can contact William Brangham, the producer @wmbrangham. He has
ignored all my Tweets except for retweeting one of mine on the recent
WRI biomass report.

Please be civil, but but remind them that they didn't just leave out an
important piece of info, they reported a factual error.



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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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