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Issue Position: House Bill 3608

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This is a bill co-sponsoring by Rep. Richardson this session. It is intended to help create family-wage paying jobs and benefit the environment by expanding the use of biomass. The bill establishes a tax credit for the transportation of woody biomass from forest management operations to biofuel producers. It also establishes tax credits for biomass electrical generation, as well as for the purchase of equipment to collect or process waste materials. In addition, HB 3608 directs the State Department of Energy to conduct a study of biomass facility sites in Oregon. HB 3608 is a good bill--it will help create jobs and it is good for the environment.


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