State officials say Green Mountain Power will not get the environmental permits it needs to
start work August 1st on its Lowell Mountain wind project because their permit review cannot be rushed by the utility company’s construction deadline.
Green Mountain Power says work started on its Lowell Mountain wind project without state permission. The
work included filling in a wetland that was supposed to be protected to lessen
the impact of the ridgeline development. The Agency of Natural Resources is now
proposal for 20 turbines on Lowell Mountain has stirred controversy in the Northeast Kingdom. But there’s another piece of the project that hasn’t
received as much attention. Utilities want to build a new, 15-mile power line
to get the wind power out to the grid. The
line would cross many pieces of private property. And some landowners don’t like it.