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[GreenYes] New Incentive for landfilling organics proposed


Apologies for Cross-Postings - Please send in your comments to oppose this new incentive for landfilling organics.

Gary Liss

From: CAW Recycling Advocate for June 11, 2007

Draft Recommendations of the Market Advisory Committee
On Friday June 1, the AB32 Market Advisory Committee released a draft report outlining a proposed cap-and-trade system under AB 32. The report recommended that methane emissions from landfills be excluded from complying with a cap, while still allowing landfill operators to obtain carbon credits for the energy they produce. This would result in an increased financial incentive for landfilling organic materials and the under-regulation of the largest anthropogenic source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Read More < http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=361527255&url_num=5&url=""> >

From: "Bruce Baum" <b-baum@no.address>
Subject: FW: CAW Recycling Advocate for June 11, 2007
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 15:46:23 -0700

Please note in the attached e-mail the Draft Recommendations of the Market Advisory Committee.  This report would be an incentive for landfills to keep on landfilling/ADCing organic matter.  They would not be held accountable for methane that escapes, yet reap the benefits of carbon credits for methane retrieved.

There is a public hearing tomorrow:
http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/events/2007-06-12_mac_meeting/2007-06-12_AGENDA.PDF
I believe that it is important that our voice will be heard.  We do not need more incentives for organic matter to be siphoned away from composting operations.

http://www.cawrecycles.org/june_11_market_advisory_committee_draft_recommendations

Will Bakx
Soil Scientist
707 479 8098
http://www.sonomacompost.com

Gary Liss       
916-652-7850    
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com




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