Railroad ties

Creosote-treated railroad ties are pictured outside of Georgia Renewable Power in October.

Legislation to stop the burning of creosote-treated wood as a fuel source for biomass power plants in Georgia is working its way through the Georgia General Assembly — and it passed through the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote Thursday. It will now go to the State Senate.

House Bill (HB) 857, sponsored by District 32 Rep. Alan Powell and District 33 Rep. Tom McCall, was considered on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday after passing out of the Natural Resources and Environment committee and the House rules committee.


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James Cline

It sounds like the add on to the bill will allow GRP to continue to burn crossties if they also added a forestry operation at GRP which they have plenty of space to do. This is going to be a meaningless bill.

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