Benefits of new GMP manure digester debated

By Joel Banner Baird, Burlington Free Press.

St. ALBANS - Digestion, as most of us know it, fares poorly when rushed.

So goes the pace of approval for an electricity-producing manure digester in St. Albans – a facility that also proposes to remove significant amounts of nutrient pollution from reaching Lake Champlain.

Challenges to the digester – some of them on environmental grounds – have firmed up since November, when Green Mountain Power applied to the Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good.