Barton Chronicle: Sheffield Wind & Economy, Local Legislators Speak Out

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments by

The latest edition of the Barton Chronicle includes coverage of the NEK Legislators speaking out against the VEC Transmission line upgrade, and the impact of the Sheffield wind project on the local economy. Download the relevant sections.

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VTDigger: Lawmakers urge defeat of power line upgrade linked to Lowell wind project

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from VTDigger. Editor’s note: This article is by Chris Braithwaite, publisher of the Barton Chronicle. It was first published in the Barton Chronicle. IRASBURG — Three state representatives spoke out Tuesday against the commercial wind project slated for Lowell Mountain, and urged members of the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) to vote against a […]

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Rutland Herald Opinions: Co-op members can vote no & Regretting wind turbines

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments by

Two opinions from the Rutland Herald below. Co-op members can vote no Published: July 5, 2011 Vermont Electric Cooperative members will soon have a rare opportunity to make an important statement about what really matters.

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Stowe Reporter: Wind project looms over electric co-op vote

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Stowe Reporter. By Nathan Burgess Local power customers could make things difficult for a wind farm proposed in the Northeast Kingdom. Energize Vermont, a renewable energy policy group that opposes the Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, is asking Vermont Electric Co-op members to reject a move to upgrade some of […]

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WCAX: A wind power battle brews in the Kingdom

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from WCAX.   Lowell, Vermont – July 5, 2011   The controversy continues over wind turbines in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Tuesday dozens of people turned out in Irasburg to speak out against a series of towers slated for Lowell that will be visible in nearby communities.

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Burlington Free Press: Wind and vehemence: Vermont Electric Co-op readies for vote

Jul 06, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press.   To David Hallquist, the vote that Vermont Electric Cooperative members will take this month is about upgrading an outdated, undersized transmission line that his utility must improve.

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Newport Daily Express: Wind Opponents Rally Against VEC Line Upgrade

Jul 06, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Newport Daily Express. BY LAURA CARPENTER IRASBURG – A group of local legislators joined opponents to the Lowell Wind project to call on Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members to vote “no” on a request to upgraded a power transmission line between Lowell, Jay and Westfield.

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Barton Chronicle: Sheffield Construction, VEC Ballot & Opinions

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments by

The 6-29-11 edition of the Barton Chronicle includes pictures from the Sheffield construction site and several opinions on the Lowell wind project. Download the relevant pages here.

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