Supervisors approve support for building port terminal

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to support building a $30-million terminal at the Port of Pascagoula to handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in late 2014.

The Sun Herald reports the county will handle selling up to $24 million in bonds for the terminal. But the terminal won’t be built, county leaders have said, until Green Circle Bio Energy starts the $115-million plant.

Wood pellets are rabbit-food sized pieces of wood used in Europe as a source of clean electricity.

County leaders said yesterday’s vote was the first step in a lengthy process that calls for advertising and public hearings.

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