Is Biomass Energy the future?
This doesn’t make our organization predictable by no stretch of the imagination. We’re neither probusiness nor antibusiness. We’re neither pro-residents or anti-residents. For that matter, we’re neither pro-government or anti-government. Throughout all this time, our number one advocacy is whether environmental policies, whether on a small scale or large overarching scale, truly benefits the greatest amount or people, preserves the environment and is still a sustainable policy not just two years from now, not just five years from now, but long into the future.
That’s the kind of charge we have set for ourselves and believe us, it hasn’t been easy. Because it’s very easy for interest groups to focus on what’s in it for them. It’s very easy for them to look at how they would be benefited to the exclusion of everybody else. Also, it’s very easy for other well-meaning people and organizations to look at beneficial effects two years going forward. But they fail to realize that the long-term impact may not be as positive.
It is our job to go beyond that self-interest. It is our job to look at the big picture not just as it exists now and next year but many, many years from now. We are firm believers in the fact that if any decision made now, regardless of how seemingly small, can have an outsized consequential impact on our future.