Berkshire Eagle: PSB denies Pownal biomass plant’s early construction

Dec 10, 2010 No Comments by

Article below reposted from the Berkshire Eagle. You can download the PSB Decision in PDF here. Friday December 10, 2010 MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Public Service Board has denied a company’s request to get a head start on building a $250 million biomass/wood pellet plant at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal, […]

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Schlossberg: Lawmakers need to pass moratorium on biomass

Dec 10, 2010 No Comments by

The following post comes from VTDigger. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Josh Schlossberg, an organizer for Biofuelwatch, an anti-biomass group. The State of Vermont’s Biomass Energy Working Group, which has set out to “analyze current issues in the biomass industry in order to develop a coherent body of recommendations” for the Legislature, has issued its […]

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Bennington Banner: ANR plans water permit hearing for Beaver Wood Tentative date is Dec. 15

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted here from the original at the Bennington Banner. KEITH WHITCOMB JR. Posted: 11/30/2010 10:49:39 PM EST Tuesday November 30, 2010 POWNAL — A public meeting on a developer’s application for a groundwater withdrawal permit relating to a biomass and wood pellet manufacturing facility is tentatively set for Dec. 15.

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VTDigger: As Beaver Wood project nears deadline, protests pick up steam

Nov 23, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted here from VTDigger. Editor’s note: This story is by Susan Bush, a freelance reporter who lives in Pownal. As developers pursue Public Service Board approval of a proposed biomass facility, activists are intensifying their efforts to scuttle the project.

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Rutland Herald: Biomass plant concerns aired at public forum

Nov 19, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted here from the Rutland Herald. Published: November 19, 2010 FAIR HAVEN — Fair Haven residents voiced their disagreement in a passionate forum about the threats on public health, the climate and forests by biomass plants at the Fair Haven Elementary School on Wednesday.

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Rutland Herald: Biomass plant interests Bennington

Nov 15, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted below from the original at the Rutland Herald. Staff Report – Published: November 15, 2010 BENNINGTON — Bennington is taking an interest in a proposed wood-fueled biomass electric generation plant planned in Pownal, although the Select Board hasn’t taken a position of support or opposition.

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VT Digger: Biomass facility fuels concerns over the border

Nov 08, 2010 No Comments by

Story reposted here from the original at VTDigger.org. Editor’s note: This story is by Susan Bush, a freelance reporter from Pownal, Vt. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Renewable energy — biomass, solar and wind – comes at an environmental cost. That was the message from four energy experts who spoke to an audience of more than 200 […]

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VT Digger: Mass. town opposes Pownal biomass plant; Report says facility would create 45 jobs

Oct 15, 2010 No Comments by

VT Digger has been providing some great coverage of the Biomass proposal in Pownal. Below is the latest article. Editor’s note: Susan Bush is a freelance reporter who lives in Pownal. By Susan Bush POWNAL — Officials of a nearby Massachusetts community are taking aim at proposed biomass facility here.

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