GMP halts Lowell wind project over missteps
Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz said her agency has been to the site and is assessing the damage. Markowitz said at the agency's request, Green Mountain Power asked the Public Service Board not to give final approval to its conservation easements until the issues are resolved.
July 23, 2011
by Terri Hallenbeck
in Burlington Free Press
Green Mountain Power Corp. has halted preparation work on its Lowell wind project after discovering this week that a surveyor and a landowner violated Public Service Board orders by cutting down 10 trees and placing fill in a wetland.
Green Mountain Power notified the Public Service Board of the misdeeds in a letter Thursday. The company said both issues were discovered Monday, when officials from the utility and the state Agency of Natural Resources visited the site.
The issues pose at least a short delay for a $150 million project that has divided nearby communities between those who back the new... [continue via Web link]