Moratorium could stymie Evergreen biomass project

Posted by Trish Riley, December 22, 2010

The Thurston County commissioners approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday, calling for a one-year moratorium on new wood-waste-to-energy projects in Thurston County.

Meanwhile, engineers at Olympic Region Clean Air Agency have recommended approval of a permit that governs air pollution from the Adage wood waste-burning power plant in Mason County near Shelton.

The two separate actions were the latest in a continuing debate over the merits of generating energy from wood debris.

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