Opponents Of Lowell Wind Project Headed To Statehouse

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Opponents of a plan to build a wind farm atop a Vermont mountain ridge are taking their message to the Statehouse.

The state Public Service Board is currently weighing the merits of the Kingdom Community Wind project, which would put up 20 or 21 turbines more than 400 feet tall in Lowell. Voters there approved the project last year, but a group against it is still trying to stop it. Two weeks ago, Governor Peter Shumlin endorsed the plan, which was opposed by his predecessor, Governor Jim Douglas.

Today, the opponents — including students from Sterling College, representatives of Eden Dog Sledding and a group called Energize Vermont — will gather in Montpelier, encouraging Shumlin to visit Lowell so he can get a better idea of the project’s potential impact.

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