Editorial: Plant could be a good addition if...
There's a word that keeps coming up when you listen to a description of the new biomass gasification plant proposed for Empire Township: "If."
At first glance the plant, which would turn garbage and other waste material into high-end diesel fuel, sounds like a miracle. It will reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills. It will reduce dependence on foreign oil. It will be the first of a new breed of fuel production plants.
If it works like it's supposed to.