The new Republican House wants smaller government and wants it out of the world of business. The House leadership wants to cut the current budget by $100 billion without cutting defense.
Dr. Bill Sammons, biomass expert from Cambridge, Mass., testified in 2010 before Congress, and he states that biomass-to-energy subsidies for just the facilities already proposed will cost $200 billion of federal money during the next five years.
Contact your Congress member and senator ASAP. Find contact information at www.senate.gov and at www.house.gov. Tell them they can make government smaller, remove interference with free enterprise in one part of the business world, keep our air and water cleaner and quickly reduce the budget by $40 billion ($200 billion divided by five years equals $40 billion) this year.
Give the new guys a chance to shine with their campaign promises. Write 'em! Tell 'em to end all biomass-to-energy subsidies, including BCAP, Biomass Crop Assistance Program of the USDA. The industry cannot stand, financially, without these earmarks.