"The court’s ruling creates great uncertainty about the permitting requirements for biomass energy and underscores the need for EPA to finalize its rulemaking on the treatment of biogenic emissions," said American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) president and ceo Donna Harman.

"In light of the court’s decision, we hope the agency moves expeditiously to issue a new rule recognizing the carbon benefits of biomass energy," said American Wood Council (AWC) president and ceo Robert Glowinski.