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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

While Communities Fight Biomass Plants, Congress Pays to Build Them

The Huffington Post
Carol Polsgrove
Posted: December 20, 2010 12:03 PM

To communities opposing biomass power plants across the country, one part of the tax cut package approved by Congress is not good news: the extension of tax grants that will pay up to 30 percent of the cost of developing biomass plants. Biomass project proposals have sprouted like mushrooms in response to federal subsidies -- and have been met with fierce resistance from communities that don't want their trees cut down or their air and water polluted to keep the electricity coming.

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