On this program: We discuss a commercial wind project proposed on Green Mountain National Forest Land in Readsboro and Searsburg. Champlain Housing Trust CEO Brenda Torpy talks about the international award her agency received. Plus, jazz from the Will Patton Ensemble.
The Deerfield Wind Project
calls for seventeen, 400-foot turbines to be built on Green Mountain National
in Searsburg and Readsboro. The project would be near a smaller wind farm
operated by Green Mountain Power on private property in Searsburg.
wind project planned for national forest land in southern Vermont would supply needed clean energy for the region, but
could also harm bear habitat. Those
are among the findings in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement released this
week by the Forest Service.
John Dillon reports:
this afternoon, the U-S Senate passed a five-year extension of the farm bill.
Patrick Leahy has been widely praised by farmers because the legislation
expands a dairy price support program.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, a few other provisions that Leahy inserted into
the bill have also gotten attention.
year-and-a-half ago, Congress designated another 40,000 acres of the Green Mountain National
officials with the U.S. Forest Service have to draw up management plans for the
With the summer recreation season
fast approaching, we look at new opportunities, new
rules, and the ongoing competition for the use of the Green Mountain National Forest. Also on the program, Vermont Law School Professor Pat Parenteau on the
state’s right to regulate vehicular greenhouse gas emissions. And
how Vermont comic Martha Tormey confuses real life with television.