Protest over wood burning plant in Springfield (US)

The company holds a public discussion upon construction of power plant in the East of Springfield. Many opponents said that Springfield has poor air quality and high rates of asthma among school children, some saying 20 percent of students suffer from asthma.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood power, plant, protest
References http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/massachusetts_dep_hearing_on_proposed_springfield_biomass_plant.html
Start date 2011
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The company is discussing its plans to install the power plant in East Springfield, however local people opposing it, latest gathering of 500 locals protested against additional pollution which power plant will bring.
Barriers for dialogue misunderstanding on the issue, alternative view on the issue
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation opening up to the public by the company to assure the environmental aspects
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