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Monday, September 20, 2010

Citizens Utility Board wants new biomass study

From an article by Kevin Murphy in the Wausau Daily Herald:

MADISON -- The Citizens Utility Board wants the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to take a harder look at the environmental impact a power plant planned for Rothschild might have.

CUB asked the PSC last week to reconsider its preliminary decision not to conduct an environmental impact statement for the 50 megawatt, biomass-fueled generating plant We Energies wants to build on the south side of the Domtar paper mill.

PSC staff has conducted a preliminary environmental assessment, or EA, of the project that found it would pose no significant threat to the quality of the human environment. CUB said, however, that that conclusion is contrary to PSC staff's own preliminary determination that the plant will have significant impacts unless mitigation measures are implemented.

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