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Now biomass is the environment's enemy?
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal ^ | April 16, 2012 | Don Brunell

Posted on 04/17/2012 10:56:06 AM PDT by Twotone

When environmental organizations pushed Washington voters to approve their renewable energy Initiative 937, they touted biomass energy — incinerated wood waste — as one of their preferred alternatives to fossil fuel. They reasoned that biomass energy plants would help clear forests of flammable wood debris from dead and diseased timber, put idled loggers and millworkers back to work and produce cleaner, more affordable energy.

But since voters narrowly approved the initiative in 2006, many of those same activists are battling against biomass projects.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: biomass; environment
Another outrage by the enviro-leftists...
1 posted on 04/17/2012 10:56:09 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Its.....................................................................................................................never .........................................................................................................................................................ending....................................................................................................!..............................!.............


2 posted on 04/17/2012 11:00:19 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

ut oh


3 posted on 04/17/2012 11:01:47 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Twotone

Anything that prevents you from shivering in the dark... They’re against it.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Twotone

Cheap and easy access to energy for the masses is the problem. The watermelon environmentalists believe that humans are a foreign infestation on the planet and they want 2/3 of us to die. Of course, as progressives, they consider themselves to be a superior form of Homo Sapien, so they deserve to survive the die-off even though most of them have no skills to survive outside of a city.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 11:09:33 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Twotone

Yes it IS another outrage.

“For Olympic Peninsula workers and their struggling families, the opposition to biomass projects is both puzzling and frustrating........”

I’m as curious as they are as to why the Leftist’s pushed for the biomass, and are now fighting it unless they had an epiphany the war against burning coal being senseless/hypocritical if they allow the burning of biomass.

The only thing about that however is nothing has ever stopped a Leftist from being senseless, or hypocritical in past history, so why would this?

Very confusing.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 11:09:38 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Twotone

They don’t like biomass, wind, hydro, nuclear or fossil fuels. Soon they’ll oppose solar.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Twotone
They now claim that microscopic nanoparticulates created by incinerating wood waste are a health hazard

So it needs to be re-investigated by the EPA, which will put it on hold forever.

I must say, some of this stuff on the left coast is beginning to make the Socialist Republic of Vermont look sensible. We have a wood stove and a wood pellet fireplace insert, and it saves us a ton of fuel oil. Everyone in Vermont burns wood and, curiously enough, just about everyone has a gun.

If this was California, the firewood police would be out in force. As it is, you can see smoke coming out of chimneys all over the place, all winter long. Burning local firewood just makes sense. And making pellets out of the scraps and sawdust from lumber mills also makes sense.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 11:29:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Soon they’ll oppose solar.

They already do, this from 2009 when they opposed a solar plant in the Mojave desert.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/21/feinstein-dont-spoil-desert-solar-panels/
Incidentally, it contains the only Arnold Schwarzenegger quote that I like:
"If we cannot put solar power plants in the Mojave desert, I don't know where the hell we can put it."

9 posted on 04/17/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

I’d saw wow but I’m not surprised. The left now opposes all energy. Good luck to them getting to their next Occupy stinkfest.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 11:46:32 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Bryanw92

“The watermelon environmentalists believe that humans are a foreign infestation on the planet and they want 2/3 of us to die.”

No, they want 85% of us to die. Then the elites will live in luxury homes and the masses will serve them. You know, like Washington.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 12:08:54 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Twotone
Some activists would like to see our forests locked away, put off limits to all human activity.

The effect of environmentalism has been the creation of a horde of hysterical bumpkins and terrified Ma and Pa Kettles in the midst of modern civilization.

12 posted on 04/17/2012 1:24:58 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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Here in San Diego GW had monies in the county to clear the trees attacked and killed by the beetle, and Sierra Club fought it. We had a massive fire that only luck saved Julian and other heavily populated places. Thousands of homes burned and lives were lost.
13 posted on 04/17/2012 2:30:43 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: BinaryBoy

Yup. Anything that might actually prove effective or profitable, they will come out against it, since their real goal is to destroy capitalism, not to protect the environment.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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