new potential roadblock has been raised to a commercial wind farm that
developers want to build in Ira and Poultney. The
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the ridgelines being considered for the
project are rare and irreplaceable natural areas that should be protected.
Officials from Vermont Community Wind have organized a
bus trip to a wind farm in New Hampshire to try and build support for a large scale wind farm they’re proposing
in and around the Rutland County town of Ira.
The town of Ira is holding a public meeting Wednesday so townspeople can talk over a proposal that has upset many in the small
community. A large scale commercial wind
farm is being proposed for Ira and five other towns west of Rutland. If
completed, it would be the second largest energy producer in the state after