Proposed Georgia wood pellet mill at center of environmental fight

By Meris Lutz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 1, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US East

Activists and a group of South Georgia residents are calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter oversight of wood pellet mills popping up across the region to feed global demand for biomass energy.  The call for federal action comes as residents of Cook County also have asked a Georgia judge to revoke a state air permit granted to one of two pellet plants planned in Adel, a small town of 5,500 between Tifton and Valdosta. …Wood pellets have become big business over the past 15 years nationally and in Georgia. …The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a petition with a state court to revoke the air permit issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to one plant proposed by Spectrum Energy Georgia LLC. A judge has said she will issue a preliminary ruling on the matter by Nov. 8.

Read More