In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I report on a controversy that has Massachusetts environmental groups turning angrily against the Deval Patrick administration: woody biomass.
Final biomass-subsidy regulations are due soon, and the environmentalists -- even the usually less-strident ones -- are infuriated at what they believe is a capitulation to industry and its lobbyists.
It's an unexpected political attack, from a group that has long been happy with the Governor. Has all that changed since his re-election? (And, just how bad is this woody biomass anyway?)
Here's my story: Deval's Green Blues
There's a sidebar, written by freelance writer Khadijah Britton, that I'll link to when it goes up.