Mar. 2, 2012 - A new bill, entitled the Legacy Biomass Bill (SB5575), is only one signature away from becoming
law in Washington State.
If passed, the bill will have two main benefits according to an article in Biomass Power and Thermal: it will extend benefits to biomass power plants that were in operation before 1999 and allow yard and food waste, food processing residues and black liquor
generated from the pulping and wood manufacturing process as potential
“The Legacy Biomass bill is a great first step in the preservation
of hundreds of family wage jobs across the state,” said State Rep. Dean
Takko. “By recognizing new sources of biomass energy, we recognize the
important role that biomass plays for the environment and sustaining
jobs in our communities.
After moving through the House and Senate with overwhelming support, the bill now moves to the governor for the final signature that will make it law.