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STOP THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY FROM DESTROYING FORESTS IN WASHINGTON STATE

    1. Petition by

      Tom Davis

      Shelton, WA

Forests in the State of Washington are under attack by the predatory biomass industry. Rural, economically depressed, Mason County Washington, located right next to the Olympic National Forest, has been targeted by Adage Mason LLC (pronounced A-dodge) a company that seeks to use our forests as fuel for their 65 megawatt incinerator intended to generate electricity to be sold to California.

Adage is a partnership between French based Areva Corp., and Duke Energy. Both companies have dismal environmental records. This massive incinerator will consume over 600,000 tons of wood every year, the equivalent of one mature tree every 53 seconds. And there are 19 existing or proposed plants slated to be built in the South Puget Sound area alone, and up to 250 more planned throughout rural America.

These plants are highly polluting, contributing to respiratory illness, deforestation and global warming. This one plant alone will emit 600,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide and other air pollutants into our air every year.

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    • Pat MacRobbie SEQUIM, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Bio-mass is not green energy.

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    • Donald Jones SHELTON, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Go Solar and Wind

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    • Wendy Mathews SHELTON, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      It makes sense for a company to take advantage of incentives provided by the Fed for "green" industries. However, since the Fed placed Biomass burning under the "green" or "renewable" label, it has been well-documented to be neither.

      Regardless of this, the plant intended for Mason County, Washington, is HUGE compared to the biomass generated in our area. The available biomass will be depleted in short order and then other areas will be sought for fuel (wasting transportation fuel) and other materials will be sought for combustion (compromising all the lofty ideals that sell such a project to the people).

      Do not allow a business's greed, or county commissioners etc with questionable connections to the timber industry, force the construction of a plant that is wrong for this struggling community. It is the sale of a lie to a community desperate for business investment.

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    • Victoria hAMMOND LICKING, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      It is the only planet we have, and we keep tearing her heart out with our savage rapes of her body, blood, and breath. Our mother must be honored, revered and healed, for us to reside upon her tender flesh. If we would only learn that the balance is so delicate, and we are only a part of the whole system, then she may allow us to continue to exist. Else we may wake up and discover that she has decided to shake us off like a dog shakes off fleas...we lose our lease on this planet, we have nowhere else to go. My grandchildren will be cleaning up the messes that we make today, if they get to survive to do it. Come on folks, let us get out of spiritual kindergarten, and grow up, and do the right thing, no matter how it may inconvenience the profts of the corporations.

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    • Chibi Rat MIAMI, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      we need fuel to do everyday things and while fossil fuels are getting more and more expensive and running out faster and faster we are looking for other alternatives

      biomass has always been there for us and will be around for thousands, maybe millions, of years to come but we must take care of this resource and not use it too fast, we must give it time to renew itself or it will soon be gone too

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