Her employees cut and processed trees from the forests surrounding Mt. Shasta and sent biomass waste -- giant mounds of wood chips -- to her neighbor, which burned up the byproducts to generate electricity. The plant piped steam back her way to dry out planks of wood used to build homes and furniture. But early this month, Franklin got an ominous notice: The plant, Burney Forest Power, would be shutting shut down in 60 days. With no market for her waste product and no steam to dry her wood, there'd be no need for new logs, trucks to transport them or operators to run the mill.
Aug-17-2016, 11:50:55 GMT