Biomass owners say director of logging trade group is bad-mouthing business

On the eve of a crucial subsidy vote by state regulators, the owners of two beleaguered biomass power plants said that their multimillion-dollar investments are being undermined by unsubstantiated charges made by the head of Maine’s logging trade group.

Fahim and Kimberly Samaha say Dana Doran, executive director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, is spreading false rumors that the Stored Solar LLC biomass plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro are in financial trouble and have laid off most of their workforce.