Lowell Six Seek Acquittal

A lawyer for six protesters convicted of trespassing after they blocked a road leading to a Vermont wind power project has asked a judge to overturn the verdict.

Lowell Leaders Defend Wind Project In Their Town

Town officials in Lowell say opponents of a wind project there should give up and go home. Voters in Lowell supported the development by a strong majority at their 2010 Town Meeting. The 21 turbine project was approved by the Public Service Board and is under construction. But protests have continued on the Lowell ridgeline.

Push For Wind Development Draws More Debate

The Shumlin Administration says the state should consider lifting a moratorium on wind development on public land. The recommendation is contained in a draft state energy plan, and it’s drawing fire from environmental groups.