U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. said he would work to overturn an environmental ruling that could classify biomass as a carbon emitter.

Wyden, who was elected to his third term Tuesday, said his priorities include job creation and improving the economy.

Tom Towslee, Wyden's Oregon communications director, said that Wyden believes economic recovery hinges on bringing forest jobs back to places like Klamath Falls.

Biomass production in particular could help spur a recovery in rural Oregon, Towslee said.

"Biomass is a very important part of the large puzzle of making our forests healthier," Towslee said. "And it creates jobs. Biomass is an important part of (Wyden's) plans."

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