EPA Greenlights 50-MW Wood-Burning Electric Plant In Mass.

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Russell Biomass LLC's proposal to build a 50-megawatt wood-fired power plant on a western Massachusetts river has gotten a green light from government agencies with final permitting under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

Over the concerns of some local residents who claim the plant will harm the environment and impact quality of life, the EPA's New England Region and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection signed off on the Russell Biomass project on the Westfield River, which will generate electricity...
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