by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Jackson County’s Green Energy Park is turning into a money hole with little to show. So, to fix the problem, it is requesting another $35,000 from county taxpayers, bringing their total contributions over the $2 million mark. State and federal agencies have contributed another $500,000. The park is supposed to support artisans who fuel their shops with recycled garbage. As it turns out, conventional electricity is being used. A number of enterprises that have flopped in the park are listed here.
The “methane-fueled Green Energy Park” was conceived after landfill gas in 1999 reached “potentially explosive concentrations,” according to public documents.