VCE appeals USFS Deerfield Wind permit
"The permit decision violates federal laws on numerous grounds - conflict of interest, failure to independently evaluate noise and aesthetics, the impacts of blasting and the impacts to groundwater, the changed circumstance regarding bats, and the degradation of the neighboring George D. Aiken Wilderness, to name a few."
February 26, 2012
by Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Impacts to wilderness, water quality, and conflict of interest cited
Vermonters for a Clean Environment today filed an appeal of the US Forest Service's decision last month to award a Special Use permit to Iberdrola, Inc. to build 15 389-foot tall wind turbines on ridgelines in Searsburg and Readsboro, within the Green Mountain National Forest in southwestern Vermont.
The appeal can be read here
Annette Smith, VCE's Executive Director, explained that the appeal is based on a number of factors. "The permit decision violates federal laws on numerous grounds - conflict of interest, failure to independently evaluate noise... [continue via Web link]