Forest advocates make plea for biomass power plants

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Backers of a historic plan to restore forest health and save rural communities from wildfires made a desperate plea to the Arizona Corporation Commission this week to require power companies to burn wood scraps for energy.

The vital effort to thin dangerous tree thickets on two million acres can't succeed without a market for the millions of tons of brush and small trees, said Jason Whiting, co-chairman of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) stakeholder group.

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