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Unformatted text preview: 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 Conservancys state program, and Patricia Townsend, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at UW. (2008); Townsend, Patricia A , University of Washington. Current Usage Harm 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, more than 90% of biofuels produced and used in the United States come from corn, which is grown with some of the highest fertilizer and pesticide inputs of any major U.S. Crop (USDA NASS 2007) and the highest inputs per acre of any biofuel crop (NAS 2007). The high nitrogen inputs from crops, particularly corn, in the Mississippi watershed are implicated in the expansion of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico (Rabelais et al. 2002; NAS 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 Conservancys 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...
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