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Testimony wraps up for wind project

During four days of hearings before the Chowan County Board of Commissioners, Apex presented testimony on topics such as health, sound and property values. The opposition offered testimony from its own witnesses, including two who spoke about the project's potential impact on soil and water resources.
5 Oct 2016

Selectboard to oppose Swanton Wind

“Everybody knows that we’re against this project,” said selectboard member Dan Billado during the board’s Tuesday meeting. “I think we as a board should continue to let the public know that we’re against this.”
5 Oct 2016

County Mayor says voters should decide on wind farm

Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon gave members of the Milan Rotary Club a rundown of the county’s current business last Thursday, but no topic was more controversial than that of the proposed Wind Farm in the northern area of the county. The vote on zoning for the site, a 16,000-acre area of land between Kenton and Yorkville, was tabled earlier this month by the County Commission, but residents and county officials are still discussing the matter.
5 Oct 2016

Wind project to move forward

The Perquimans County Commission rejected two appeals to cut short the review of the Apex Clean Energy wind power project because Apex didn’t submit a complete application and failed to meet the burden of proving the project was safe.
28 Sep 2016

Vermont town fights back against lakeside solar development

LAKESIDE SOLAR: Residents of Morgan, Vermont, are pushing back against a 500-megawatt solar array to be built along Seymour Lake. While a handful of communities are busy fighting industrial wind-turbine projects, the town of Morgan is doing battle with the Public Service Board over a five-acre field of solar panels.
27 Sep 2016

Dignitaries, protesters turn out for wind project

The former commissioner of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Steve Wright, disputed that the project was likely to benefit the goal of curbing global warming. “I am here because this is a reflection of such poor energy policy and poor climate change policy. This development on public land will do nothing but damage the best habitat for black bears in the state, and will do nothing for climate change action."
23 Sep 2016

HollandSelect Board Opposes Wind Test Tower

The select board voted Wednesday to oppose a tower to measure wind speeds for an industrial wind turbine planned on Dairy Air Farm. The board is expected to seek to become an intervenor in the state review process of the meteorological or “met” tower. 
23 Sep 2016

Grafton board changes direction, shoots for wind vote on Nov. 8

In a surprising change, the Grafton Select Board now believes it may be able to hold a formal, binding vote of registered voters on the proposed Iberdrola wind project to coincide with the presidential election — Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Spanish wind company is proposing to construct 28, 500-foot wind turbines on land in Windham and Grafton in what would be the largest industrial wind farm in Vermont.
23 Sep 2016

Captured regulators and ruined ridge lines

Vermont’s Public Service Board is clearly a captured agency. Our soon-to-be-former Governor Shumlin is the “capturer-in-chief”.  He is using his office to push for out-of-scale, unwanted and destructive siting of industrial wind turbines regardless of the environmental damage they cause.  
21 Sep 2016

Board to decide 'harmony' issue

The county commission will be required to affirm the project will no[t] (A) materially endanger the public heath and safety, (B) the projects meets the required conditions and specifications, (C) that is will not substantially injure the value of adjoining or abutting property or that the use is a public necessity and (D) the location and character of the use is in harmony with the area and is in general conformity with the county land use plan.
21 Sep 2016

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