The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its finding under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas emissions endanger the environment and public health.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) believes the Clean Air Act is the wrong tool to regulate a global problem like climate change.

“The Clean Air Act is an inflexible approach to regulating greenhouse gases and won’t help either the environment or the economy,says the association.

“The US should adopt climate change policies that strengthen the competitiveness of the US economy and the forest products industry.

“US climate change policies should recognise the principle of carbon neutrality of biomass combustion and the contributions of working forests and forest products to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases.”