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|Thursday, June 24, 2010|
The EPA recently finished the Prevention of Significant Discharge Tailoring Rule, which would regulate biomass emissions in the same way as fossil fuels.
Oregon's forest products industry worries about the economic repercussions.
“We would have to spend a huge amount of money to meet the standards the EPA has set,” Mosby said. “Paying for emissions control equipment can cost anywhere from 2 to 5 million dollars depending on the size of the biomass facility. If someone says, ‘I can’t afford to spend that,’ and shuts down a facility, it will put people out of work.”
Read more at the Daily Journal of Commerce.
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