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[i]Editor's Note: This is the elite enviro goal for rural NE. Take all the natural based industires and kill 'em off except for that snippet preserved in museums or as dioramas.[/i]

Historians hasten to save records from closed pulp mill

January 15, 2007

BERLIN, N.H. --State historians are hurrying to save records and artifacts from the huge pulp mill that shut down last year.

The mill operated for more than a century before Fraser Papers Inc. announced its closing last May.

The documents are being stored temporarily at the Northern Forest Heritage Park, which documents the role of the forest products industry in the region.

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[quote]Editor's Note: This is the elite enviro goal for rural NE. Take all the natural based industires and kill 'em off...[/quote]

Did enviros kill the Fraser mill?

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Enviro policies in NH sure didn't cause the mill to thrive. Study the history.

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Surely you jest, Country. Berlin is nearly completely encircled by national forest land. They can't use the resources nearest to them because the feds break the law every day. The national forests are to provide wood and hydro power for industry. Environazis want to make them forever wild. Whole towns in NH have been cleansed of people. Just look at a Delorme map of NH. Whole towns in Maine have been cleansed.

And for some fictional reading based on facts check this out. It's a historical novel that mentions NH and Maine paper mills also. It was written before the Old Town Mill went down, but it was a foregone conclusion that it would go down.

www.frugalsquirrels.com/fiction/battleofjakes.pdf

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there were two sawmills in gorham, nh, around 1900...were they killed off by enviros? there was a pulp mill in yarmouth, me, until the 1920's when it was destroyed by fire...was it killed off by enviros? there were hundreds of mills, factories, shops, etc, etc, in maine and new hampshire that shut down before any environmental movement. unfortunately, those of you who most espouse market economics can't seem to stand - or understand - the notion itself. all you do is complain that this factory shut down, this one closed up because of some law, or the enviros. it's hard not to scream at your ignorance of all this, even anyone who took economics 101 can explain it. you want to blame the enviros...go right ahead. ignorance is bliss, isn't it...at least you provide comic relief for the rest of us.

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Indy -

Are you saying enviros play(ed) no part in the demise of any Northeast mills?

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i'm saying you should read up on market economics.

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from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_New_Hampshire: "In 1917, the Berlin Mills Company was renamed the Brown Company, which went into receivership during the Great Depression. It survived with governmental help, and was bought and sold several times after World War II. American Tissue filed for bankruptcy in 2001, before which it had stopped paying city taxes."

and in case you're wondering what your buddies at american tissue were up to: http://www.americanloggers.org/ubb/Forum72/HTML/001574.html

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Market economics? When the cost of doing business in one state (i.e. NH) turns prohibitive because of market forces (i.e. excessive enviro regs) business owners take their businesses to places where market forces are conducive to turning a profit.

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Laidlaw Berlin, N.H. Biomass Energy Project Files for Interconnection to New England Power Grid
Tuesday February 19, 9:45 am ET

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Laidlaw Berlin, LLC announced has filed application with the operator of the New England power grid, ISO New England, for interconnection of its Berlin, NH, biomass energy project.

The Berlin project involves conversion of the former Fraser Paper pulp mill site into a highly advanced biomass-to-energy project expected to export approximately 60 megawatts of renewable energy to the New England power grid and utilize over 700,000 tons of clean wood biomass chips per annum.

http://thequarry.net/laidlaw-energy-group-inc-lleg/

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Agenda 21 at its finest!

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[i]Editor's Note: Of course, the obligatory land grab conservation easement accompanies rural job creation.[/i]

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N.H. to help wood pellet plant with wetlands easement

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) - NH is helping a proposed wood pellet plant move ahead in Berlin as an economic boost and to promote the health of the region's forest.

The state will hold a 24-acre, offsite conservation easement to offset wetlands affected by the plant's construction.

[T]he wood pellet plant will employ 30 to 35, but the wood demand it creates will sustain or create another 200 or more jobs in the logging industry.

http://www.sunjournal.com/index.php?t=3&storyid=256710

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:34 AM EDT
Developers buy Berlin, N.H. paper mill for biomass power plant
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology - Mass High Tech

NY-based alternative energy power plant developer Laidlaw Energy Group Inc. agreed to buy former Fraser Paper Co. pulp mill, Berlin NH, for conversion to a biomass-to-energy facility.

Financial terms of acquisition not disclosed.

Executives expect the acquisition to close within 90 days.

The Berlin project aims to convert the former paper mill into a biomass-fired power plant capable of generating 60 megawatts of renewable power using 700,000 tons of clean wood biomass chips annually.

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indy asks:
"there were two sawmills in gorham, nh, around 1900...were they killed off by enviros?"

They likely ran out of raw material. NH had a manufacturing boom from 1860 to 1930. There were foundries, woolen mills, machine shops, shoe shops and cotton mills. By 1880 there was insufficient wood to heat all those homes and coal had not yet emerged to fill the gap. Thousands of NH families went west. In that economic environment a saw mill would have a hard time getting raw material at a price low enough to sustain the business. Look at the photos in any NH historical society. The hills were bare. That holds true for much of Maine also. Farmers raised sheep for the wool, meat and hides. Sheep did well on the rocky pastures. The Depression forced another economic change and people ate the sheep. Forests sprang up and are mature now.

There's your one paragraph history of NH since 1860 to the present.

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I, and my mother's side of the family who settled in NH in 1801, don't have quite the same dark view as Roger presents. Some people left, but my own family (farmers) stayed on and continued farming successfully until "progress" arrived in the form of the railroads and automobile.

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My wife's family came over on the Mayflower, but they never made until the third trip. There is a certain hierarchy in these things. My observation was not made to be dark, just to point out that there was not enough fuel to heat the homes of the population from about 1870 to 1890. By 1900 people were burning coal to heat their houses.

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The Berlin project aims to convert the former paper mill into a biomass-fired power plant capable of generating 60 megawatts of renewable power using 700,000 tons of clean wood biomass chips annually.
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The newsworthy part being, these trees used to go through a sawmill on the way to becoming "clean chips", whereas now they go right from the forest to the boiler.

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NH town sees economic potential of timber as fuel
By Associated Press
February 14, 2009 7:01 AM

BERLIN, N.H. - Berlin once thrived on its paper pulp mill. Since the mill closed, city leaders have been looking for an economic boost.

They may have found the answer in three wood-biofuel projects. Laidlaw Energy Group wants to build a 66-megawatt wood-burning power plant... The wood-pellet factory’s scheduled to break ground this spring... The second wood-burning power plant...

Company officials say jobs in the plants will indirectly create 700 more jobs over time.

[url=http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090214-NEWS-90214003]source[/url]

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