Kirby plans hearings on wind projects

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Town officials in Kirby will hold a meeting this fall to gather public opinion about wind energy. The decision came after the select board was asked last night to sign a letter calling for a moratorium on all wind projects.

Members of citizen group called the “Kingdom Commons Group” say they are not opposed to renewable energy, but they are concerned about the location of three possible wind farms in the Northeast Kingdom.

A company called enXco has proposed 170-foot-tall wind towers for the tops of Umpire and Kirby mountains. The request has raised questions about the use of state lands, and views of the mountains.

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