Springfield City Council enlists Conservation Law Foundation in fight against Palmer Renewable Energy biomass plant | Conservation Law Foundation

Springfield City Council enlists Conservation Law Foundation in fight against Palmer Renewable Energy biomass plant

Jim Kinney, MassLive

The Springfield City Council will challenge Palmer Renewable Energy’s decade-old building permit with the help of the nonprofit Conservation Law Foundation of Boston.

At issue is councilors’ contention that the 2011 permit expired because construction has not begun at the proposed $150 million, 35-megawatt power plant. They say any construction now would require a new special use permit under a 2013 city ordinance.

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