Power plant conversion could boost forest restoration

The Cholla Power Plant outside Joseph City, Ariz. Craig Dietrich/Flickr

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Arizona Public Service will study the conversion of the Cholla Power Plant from coal to biomass produced by thinning millions of acres of forests in northern Arizona.

“A conversion at Cholla would ultimately assist in forest thinning, thereby reducing wildfire potential, ensuring forest health and protecting our watersheds,” said Barbara Lockwood in a letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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