Opinion: A Rural Environmental Travesty

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Today, in Virginia, the British are effectively cutting the forests. Trees are being chopped into pellets, trucked to the port, dispatched across the Atlantic in container ships and burned in U.K. power plants. Few people know this because the environmental travesty occurs in rural areas. And for what? So Europeans can tell themselves that Virginia trees are their “renewable biomass” and, therefore, better than burning coal. Apparently, burning Virginia trees and leaving a denuded landscape meets a European Union standard for carbon reduction. Read more

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