Agency's position on wind farm
The agency has informed the Public Service Board that the agency cannot make the legally required finding of no "undue adverse effect on ...the natural environment," including birds and bats, because there is insufficient evidence to support such a conclusion. The developer has not conducted the wildlife studies requested by the agency for over two years that would provide baseline data on the numbers of birds and bats that migrate over the project site.
December 12, 2005
by Thomas W. Torti, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
in The Burlington Free Press (VT)
The headline of a recent article on the Free Press Web site described the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources as "opposed" to the East Haven Wind Farm project now under review by the state Public Service Board (PSB). East Haven Wind Farm has asked the PSB to approve a four-turbine electric-generation project in East Haven. The agency is a party to all electric generation plan proceedings and is charged with reviewing a project to ensure that it "will not have an undue adverse effect" on air and water resources, the natural environment and wildlife resources.
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