Commercial Wind in the National Forest

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.

Impact on bear population could affect wind project

The Deerfield Wind Project calls for seventeen, 400-foot turbines to be built on Green Mountain National Forest land in Searsburg and Readsboro. The project would be near a smaller wind farm operated by Green Mountain Power on private property in Searsburg.

Agency finds wind farm could hurt bear habitat

A 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. VPR’s John Dillon reports:

What’s new in the Green Mountain National Forest?

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.