Protesters block trucks at Lowell Mountain
Protesters lined up across a crane path leading to Green Mountain Power's Lowell wind project, blocking trucks from accessing the construction site. ...Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin said his department, which recently had half its fleet of vehicles decimated allegedly by a man on a tractor, said ...the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department was checking in on the protest.
August 6, 2012
by Matt Ryan
in Burlington Free Press
A group of protesters has lined up across a crane path leading to Green Mountain Power's Lowell wind-energy project, blocking trucks from accessing the construction site.
About a dozen people met at about 5 a.m. today to block the path, and first encountered vehicles at about 7 a.m., said one of the protesters, Keith Ballek, 56, of Sheffield.
"A whole line of trucks were up here, as many as 30 workers and nine trucks, and we blockaded them," Ballek said. "Another truck tried to squeeze through, and we blockaded him."
Ballek estimated the protesters numbered about 30 at 8:45 a.m. He said they... [continue via Web link]