[NEWS] Landfill Gas Project Moving Forward in Idaho
– by Madelyn Beck, October 28, 2016, Idaho Mountain Express
The Milner Butte Landfill’s gas-to-energy project is moving forward after a vote Wednesday by commissioners of counties that manage the southern Idaho facility.
The project would involve taking methane gas created by decomposing garbage and burning it for energy. The Milner Butte Landfill near Burley already captures methane and burns it off to limit the amount of the potent greenhouse gas that reaches the atmosphere, but it does not yet generate energy through the process.
Commissioners from seven counties voted Wednesday for the Southern Idaho Solid Waste District to move forward with the project. Commissioners from Blaine, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln and Twin Falls counties voted in favor of the move, with Minidoka’s commissioner abstaining.