The Environmental Protection Agency is granting an exemption under its controversial greenhouse-gas requirements, saying that it will provide a three-year reprieve for facilities that burn wood chips and other biomass products to generate electricity.

These facilities, often times power plants and paper makers, represent a small segment of the sectors that have to comply with the EPA’s new greenhouse-gas regulations, which went into effect Jan. 2.

But the EPA’s action was seen as an important move at a time when the agency has been accused of overstepping its bounds and has come under fire for imposing potentially costly regulations.

Read the complete Wall Street Journal story, “EPA Grants Greenhouse-Gas Rule Exemption.”