Mass. Revokes Air Permit For Controversial Biomass Facility In Springfield

Despite the Palmer plant’s plans for a state-of-the-art facility, burning wood for electricity would still release a lot of harmful pollutants into the air.

“The last thing the asthma capital of the U.S. needs is a plant spewing air pollution and further imperiling public health,” Caitlin Peale Sloan, interim director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Conservation Law Foundation, said in a statement.

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