The debate over putting a moratorium on wind energy projects
in Vermont and taken a turn. Now a bill in the Statehouse would instead give
towns a greater say in whether wind projects could be built within the town’s
lines by subjecting projects to Act 250 criteria. We discuss who should decide
where wind energy projects are built in Vermont with state Sen. Joe Benning,
who supports a moratorium, and Gabrielle Stebbins of Renewable Energy Vermont
who argues for a statewide approach to wind projects.
Also in the program, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is in a
position of influence over the nation a debate over gun laws, and the Senate Judiciary
Committee that he chairs hears testimony on the issue. Leahy discusses the four
gun bills his committee is working on.