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[GreenYes] Re: [CRRA] New Incentive for landfilling organics proposed

I didn't see where to send the comments?  I realize time is short, but it would be great if the TC could develop and share a sample letter that could be duplicated and sent. 
In a message dated 6/11/2007 4:29:25 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, gary@no.address writes:

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 <""> >

From: "Bruce Baum" <b-baum@no.addressnet>
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:
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.

Will Bakx
Soil Scientist
707 479 8098

Gary Liss       
Fax: 916-652-0485

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