The Environmental Protection Agency’s new guidelines on the use of chemicals in biofuels
This week the EPA announced that it is making changes to its guidelines for the use and production of chemical fertilizers, which it said were contributing to global warming.
While the agency says that its new guidelines for chemicals will not lead to the mass destruction of forests, it has added new guidance on how to apply it to plants, animals, and soil.
The agency also announced that its guidelines will be updated in 2019.
The new guidelines will apply to all products, not just biofuel products.
The rule has been criticized by environmental groups who argue that it will likely cause an increase in the use or abuse of chemical substances and products.
“The EPA has an obligation to regulate chemicals that have already caused human harm, and the agency should be taking every reasonable step to ensure the health and well-being of Americans, not to put a spotlight on products that could harm them,” said Maryann Fitzgibbon, policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
“These new rules will do nothing to stop the dangerous pollution that threatens our ecosystems and threatens to wipe out species in the future.”
Environmental groups have been urging the EPA to revise its guidance for biofuelless plants, arguing that they are a critical way to reduce emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels.
But the agency has said that it won’t do anything that would reduce the use in biofuel production.
“Biofuels and crop fertilizers can both be used to feed crops and provide the soil and water needed for crop production, and biofueling can increase the amount of CO 2 emitted in the atmosphere,” the agency said in a statement.
“But the amount and quality of fertilizer used in bioenergy production can also contribute to the release of greenhouse gases, which have a global warming effect.”