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March 20, 2014 2:52 PM

Questions raised about politics, policy behind wood-burning power plant in Eastern Kentucky

Supporters say a proposed biomass plant, 11 miles northwest of Hazard, would be an economic godsend for Perry County, creating hundreds of jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the heart of poverty-plagued Appalachian Kentucky. Despite the sense of optimism surrounding these claims by politicians and other proponents, the reality is much murkier, an investigation by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

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