Roadblock Raised To Ira Wind Project

A 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. 

Bus trip to NH wind farm

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.

Ira struggles with proposed wind farm

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 Vermont Yankee.