Port Townsend mill backs off biomass electricity

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - The Port Townsend Paper Corp. has dropped plans to upgrade the mill’s wood-waste burner to generate electricity.

Company President Roger Hagan told the Peninsula Daily News (http://bit.ly/1gtUf2d) it’s not a financially viable project, with the expiration of a federal biomass tax credit and relatively cheaper natural gas.

Environmental groups opposed the $54 million project, saying that burning wood to generate electricity causes too much pollution.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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