Protestors block crane path at Lowell Wind project
"This is not about stopping the project," Wright says, acknowledging that construction will inevitably continue at the 21-turbine wind development. "This is about stopping other projects that are as ill- thought-out and land abusive - projects that really don't do anything for climate change action."
August 6, 2012
by Kathryn Flagg
in 7 Days
After gathering at 5 a.m. this morning, a group of 20 or so "mountain occupiers" hiked to the ridge of Lowell Mountain to block construction of wind turbines. Their plan: Camp out in the crane path - a crucial thoroughfare for construction at Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project - until "the situation is resolved," according to a press release put out by the demonstrators.
Protestors have formed a human blockade, where occupiers are singing, chanting and brandishing signs that read "Stop Destroying Vermont" and "Shumlin Lies." An additional 25 protestors have joined the barricade since early... [continue via Web link]