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Former Sierra Club chair says new biomass plant IS the way to go

By on June 18th, 2010

Massachusetts is now reconsidering its position on wood-burning power plants, after a new study found use of New England forest biomass emits more greenhouse gases than coal. Activists in the state are pushing a ballot question, restricting the amount of carbon dioxide the power plants can emit. Gainesville was recently approved for the biomass plant, and the 30-year contract begins in 2013. Former chair of the Sierra Club of Gainesville Rob Brinkman disagrees with the Massachusetts study. WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke with Brinkman about the study.

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