Biomass mandate could save lives as well as the forest

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Need another good reason to turn thickets of small trees into fuel for biomass power plants besides restoring a couple million acres of ponderosa pine forest to healthy conditions?

How about saving thousands of human lives?

Recent estimates suggest a projected, massive increase in wildfires nationwide will increase deaths due to things like asthma, lung disease and heart disease from about 15,000 annually to about 40,000 annually.

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Source: Payson Roundup

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