Protest against biomass plant in Gainesville, Florida, USA

Protesters demonstrated against an existing biomass plant because they feel that extraction is unsustainable and poses a health risk.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts, Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 economical, 3 social, 4 ecological
Keywords Protest, health issues, biomass
Start date 31.08.2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Administration of the city faced strong opposition from general public in the city which approved the biomass investment plan. Locals are concerned with health issues related to the mill
Barriers for dialogue lack of communication of administration and investor with local people
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation