More Longview Fibre wood waste burning OK'd

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The state Ecology Department has approved an expansion of the wood waste burning power plant at the Longview Fibre mill in Longview.

The Daily News reports that the company believes efficiency upgrades will provide electricity that could power 2,400 homes. Longview Fibre says shutting down aging boilers and modifying a furnace will likely reduce air pollution.

However, the project's lead opponent -- Seattle-based No Biomass Burn -- says pollution will be worse so it will appeal the permit to the state Pollution Control Hearings Board.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com