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Developer: Pownal biomass facility wona t pollute

The region cannot possibly supply enough wood for a district energy, biomass wood pellet or wood chip plant. Our intact great northeastern, broadleaf, deciduous forest is a marvel indeed and we must protect it. Many other countries around the globe do not have have highways with forests on both sides of the road. When other countries have forests along the highways they are only on one side of the road, do not contain big trees and we find the stands are groomed, monocultured forest maintained for agriculture and logging. Groomed forests are not healthy forests. Why would Americans start and then subsidize any industry that would destroy our great forest for another's gain? In Europe biomass district energy plants are now burning the remaining native forests in the foothills of the Alps (Italy and Switzerland). There we see a snapshot of the vision of tree burning, biomass interests. One sources of information you might check is Vermont Forest Life, http://vermontbiom ass.info/ which is a non-industry Web Site.  (Sep 11, 2010 | post #4)