Commissioner Goldmark Announces Biomass Initiative
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Commissioner Goldmark Announces Biomass Initiative 
 


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Radio Stations: Two (2) audio cuts in .mp3 are available for this story – click on audio cut links below.

 

January 14, 2010

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_goldmark_biomass_clips_dnrradio01142009.pdf   
A complete 1 minute (approximately) script with two (2) MP3 audio links about DNR’s biomass initiative (with Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands).

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_goldmark_biomass_reader_dnrradio01142009.pdf
A short news script about DNR’s biomass initiative (with Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands).

 

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS GOLDMARK ANNOUNCES PILOT PROJECT WITH FOUR FIRMS TO TURN WOOD FROM STATE LANDS INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY
Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands

(ANNOUNCER)  Washington has literally millions of acres of trees. Many are unhealthy and in over-crowded stands. State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark wants to change that by selling tons of poor quality wood and slash left after timber harvests to companies that will turn it into renewable energy.

(Cut ONE —16 seconds)
Download audio clip at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_20100113_goldmark_biomass_one.mp3

(PETER GOLDMARK)  “IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TURN WHAT’S NOW A WASTE PRODUCT INTO JOBS, THROUGH THE CREATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES THAT WILL ALSO HELP FOREST HEALTH AND FOREST-FIRE REDUCTION AND IMPROVE OUR RENEWABLE FUELS ENVELOPE AT THE SAME TIME.”

(ANNOUNCER) Goldmark oversees the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, which manages more than 2 million acres of forestland. This week, Goldmark announced that DNR will be selling forest biomass to four companies with pilot projects to generate clean energy from state trust land timber.

(Cut TWO — 13 seconds)
Download audio clip at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_20100113_goldmark_biomass_two.mp3

(PETER GOLDMARK)  “THESE COMPANIES NEED CERTAINTY OF SUPPLY AND DNR OFFERS THAT. WE HAVE ROUGHLY 2 MILLION ACRES OF STATE FOREST THAT CAN OFFER A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPLY FOR THIS FLEDGLING INDUSTRY.

(ANNOUNCER)  Goldmark says the first projects in DNR’s biomass initiative will take place in the towns of:
• Bingen in Klickitat County.
• Valley and Springdale in Stevens County
•  Omak in Okanogan County, and
• Port Angeles

 

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Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, bob.redling@dnr.wa.gov 


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