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Current Policy Plan Groom, Martha J.; Gray, Elizabeth M.; Townsend, Patricia A "Biofuels and Biodiversity: Principles for Creating Better Policies for Biofuel Production. " Conservation Biology, Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3 “Currently, there are few or no legislative provisions that delineate principles and standards to follow to protect the environment. ..To date, decisions regarding biofuel production have been driven primarily by economic and political factors, with substantial subsidies going toward development of corn ethanol, in particular. Few policies have been drafted that include provisions to protect biodiversity and ecosystem health (with a notable exception of the U.S. Advanced Clean Fuels Act of 2007).” * Martha Groom is a Professor of Ecology and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Bothell & Seattle. She earned a Dual B.A. in Biology and Public Policy from Princeton University and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington; Elizabeth Gray , the director of science for The Nature Conservancy’s state program, and Patricia Townsend, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at UW. (2008); Townsend, Patricia A , University of Washington. Policy Principles- Overall Plan Groom, Martha J.; Gray, Elizabeth M.; Townsend, Patricia A "Biofuels and Biodiversity: Principles for Creating Better Policies for Biofuel Production. " Conservation Biology , Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3 “We are particularly concerned that the primary emphasis today is on land- and water-hungry biofuel feedstocks. Poorer choices among feedstocks and cultivation or refining practices can undermine environmental goals of biodiversity conservation and natural resource sustainability. ..We argue, however, that the central goals of any biofuel policy also must minimize risks to biodiversity and to our climate. ..We outline 3 general principles that can guide development of biodiversity-friendly biofuel policies and recommend promising feedstock choices and desirable practices in biofuel production” *Martha Groom is a Professor of Ecology and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Bothell & Seattle. She earned a Dual B.A. in Biology and Public Policy from Princeton University and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington; Elizabeth Gray, the director of science for The Nature Conservancy’s state program, and Patricia Townsend, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at UW. (2008); Townsend, Patricia A, University of Washington.
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