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December, 2020

Sens. Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren oppose Springfield biomass project by Palmer Renewable Energy

We write to urge the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to consider suspending the Conditional Approval for Comprehensive Plan Approval (Conditional Approval) issued to Palmer Renewable Energy LLC (Palmer) for a proposed biomass-fired power plant in Springfield, Massachusetts. READ MORE

December 31, 2020

Scrutiny persists over biomass plant in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD — As the year comes to an end, environmental and racial justice advocates are sounding the alarm about legislation and regulations that are set to benefit a proposed wood-burning power plant in Springfield. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

Mass. Has Strong Rules About Burning Wood For Electricity. In 2021, It Plans To Roll Them Back

Just off I-291 in East Springfield is a seemingly unremarkable plot of land. Sandwiched between an electrical switchyard, busy roads and a working class neighborhood, the fenced-in property is mostly barren, aside from some machinery for making asphalt in one corner and a few tall piles of gravel and crushed rock. READ MORE


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