Environmentalists challenge Vermont wind power project
A coalition of environmental associations headed by the Wilderness Society and the Defenders of Wildlife has filed an administrative appeal with the Forest Service in opposition to its special-use permit. In late February, Vermonters for a Clean Environment also filed an appeal.
April 4, 2012
by Cheryl K. Chumley
in The Heartlander
Environmentalists have filed a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a wind turbine project slated for Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.
First in National Forest System
"On January 3 of this year, after eight years of study, the forest supervisor of the Green Mountain National Forest made a decision to permit construction and operation of 15 wind turbines on the forest," said Robert Bayer, project coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service in Vermont. "This is the first-ever wind facility approved on national forest system lands."
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