BPC Action Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Trillion Trees and Natural Carbon Storage Act in Energy and Environment

BPC Action supports the bipartisan Trillion Trees and Natural Carbon Storage Act and applauds Sens. Braun (R-IN), Coons (D-DE), Young (R-IN) and King (I-ME) for its introduction. We are glad to see robust congressional support for innovative policies that advance conservation and ecological restoration while bolstering rural economies. The bill aligns with the priorities of BPC’s Farm and Forest Carbon Solutions Initiative to improve terrestrial carbon sequestration and provide economic opportunities for rural landowners.    

The Trillion Trees and Natural Carbon Storage Act establishes science-based objectives for increasing the net carbon stock across U.S. forests, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal ecosystems. By prioritizing conservation or restoration of endangered wildlife habitats, marginal farmland, degraded forestland, and forest areas with the potential for a large net carbon sink, this legislation highlights the myriad services our natural and working lands provide. By accelerating carbon measurement and monitoring, this bill addresses a fundamental barrier to expanding natural carbon markets. The bill also authorizes a research and development program for innovative wood products including cellulosic biochemical and bioplastics.    

BPC Action looks forward to working with Congress to pass this important bill.