Drought spinoff: Dead orchards may go up in smoke

Fresno Bee: In the wake of the drought, many orchards now dead wood • Open-field burning may increase as biomass plants close • AB 590 would keep biomass plants going with millions of state dollars ——— In drought-wounded Terra Bella, Kent Duysen says he has seen the plumes of smoke recently — farm-waste burning linked to both the devastating dry time and a faltering biomass energy industry. The San Joaquin Valley’s tainted air might be getting an extra dose of soot and ozone-forming gases this spring as......

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