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Councilor Lederman Appears on Connecting Point

Springfield residents as well as public health and environmental advocates are breathing a big sigh of relief in the 12-year battle over a proposed biomass plant in Springfield. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently revoked a key air permit for the controversial plant that was initially issued nearly 9 years ago.

If constructed, the plant would have burned about 1,200 tons of waste wood a day in East Springfield. Among the community leaders who voiced strong opposition to the proposal was City Councilor Jesse Lederman. Connecting Point’s Ray Hershel sat down with Lederman to get his reaction to the DEP’s decision and what it means for the city.

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