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.