BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association today applauded the Senate for passing the “Growing Climate Solutions Act,” a bipartisan bill designed to reduce barriers for farmers and ranchers to access the carbon credit market.
“The agricultural industry is an important partner in creating opportunities for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation opportunities,” said OIA executive director Lise Aangeenbrug. “Combatting the growing threat of climate change requires every industry to be part of the effort. This particular legislation gives farmers, ranchers, and landowners the opportunity to be a key part of that effort by providing incentives and resources to embrace climate-smart practices and participate in the carbon credit market.
“As more landowners participate in the carbon credit market, other industries, including the outdoor industry, have the opportunity to invest in high-quality carbon removal projects to meet and exceed our own climate goal while boosting the economy. Additionally, adopting climate-smart practices will help maintain the integrity of the public land and waters surrounding farms and ranches.”
The bill now awaits consideration by the House of Representatives.
About the Outdoor Industry Association
Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves 1,200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.