VTDigger: Vermonters for a Clean Environment appeals USFS Deerfield wind permit

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Contact: Annette Smith, VCE Exec. Dir. 802-446-2094   VCE Appeals USFS Deerfield Wind Permit   Impacts to Wilderness, Water Quality, and Conflict of Interest Cited   Vermonters for a Clean Environment today filed an appeal of the US Forest Service’s decision last month to award a Special Use permit to Iberdrola, […]

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VPR: Hydrologist Warns Deerfield Wind Could Cause Wilmington Floods

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. [audio:http://tranquil-dolls.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SPOT-0223-24E.mp3|titles=SPOT-0223-24E] (Host) A hydrologist hired by opponents of a wind project in the Green Mountain National Forest says the installation could increase the danger of flooding. VPR’s Susan Keese has the story.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Good Idea, Wrong Place

Feb 05, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for more investment in renewable energy, including wind energy that is emerging as a relatively new component of Vermont’s electricity sector.

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Land Letter: Renewable Energy: Vt. wind project is first for Forest Service

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Land Letter.   The Forest Service has approved the first utility-scale wind project on national forestland inside southwest Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest, in a move that signals the agency’s readiness to assume a greater role in renewable energy development.

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VPR: Precedent-Setting Wind Project Will Likely Be Appealed

Jan 08, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. [audio:http://tranquil-dolls.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/spot-0104-05e.mp3|titles=spot-0104-05e] (Host) A 15-turbine wind project just approved by the Green Mountain National Forest could set a precedent as the nation’s first commercial wind farm on national forest land.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Wind turbines hurt environment

Dec 27, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   It is amazing what is happening to our state, right beneath our noses.

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This Week: GMP Gets Ugly, CEP, REV Conference & More – 10/14/11

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments by

This week several events illustrated just how massive utility-scale projects can clash with Vermont values. If you recall I mentioned in my email last week that the Agency of Natural Resources issued a stop work order for the Lowell project.

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Rutland Herald: Deerfield wind project on Obama’s fast track

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   By Susan Smallheer Staff Writer – Published: October 13, 2011     SEARSBURG — The proposed 30-megawatt Deerfield wind project in southern Vermont is among 14 projects the Obama Administration has fast-tracked for federal review.

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