- There is no commercial facility in operation in the US that utilizes the technology proposed for this project.
- Developers RD-Penrose have never built or managed a facility of this type before.
- The facility would operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and provide about 18-24 low-paying jobs.
- The facility would produce toxic emissions, create noise and the project site is literally feet from the flood plain.
- Leading medical associations and public health advocates oppose biomass incineration and are demanding an end to taxpayer and ratepayer subsidies for these facilities.
- According to County Manager Artie Wilson, the facility may not be required to pay county taxes.
- Property values in the Little River Valley area would decrease
- The proposed facility would require a minimum of 200 wet tons of feedstock (municipal solid waste) per day, delivered via trash-hauling trucks, 70% of which would be hauled into Transylvania County from outside sources.
Radio Broadcast with Slideshow - A synopsis of the Biomass project and how People for Clean Mountains evolved from a few facebook posts, to an organized 501(c)(3) non-profit in under 30 days, and why a moratorium is requested on the proposed Biomass facility.
People for Clean Mountains (PCM) was established by local residents as a grassroots organization with an immediate campaign, Think “B.I.G.” (Beyond Incinerating Garbage), to prevent construction of the proposed Biomass facility in the Little River Valley of Penrose, NC and to explore alternative industries that are economically, socially and environmentally responsible. Click here to learn more about us.