Forest Service defends Searsburg-Readsboro wind project
The Vermont Public Service Board gave its blessing to the project in 2010, leaving the Forest Service to conduct its own round of environmental impact studies, which Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VEC) says were not adequate.
June 29, 2012
by Keith Whitcomb Jr.
in Bennington Banner
SEARSBURG -- The Green Mountain National Forest filed a response earlier this week to a lawsuit from a non-profit group opposing the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a wind power project on federal forestland in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.
If completed, the Deerfield Wind Project would be the first of its kind on National Forest land.
In April, Vermonters for a Clean Environment filed suit in U.S. District Court District of Vermont against the Green Mountain National Forest and some of its employees, including Forest Supervisor Colleen Madrid, who approved the project.
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