[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Colebrook wind tower project vote set for today  

Credit:  By JASON SIEDZIK, The Register Citizen, www.registercitizen.com 8 June 2011 ~~

NEW BRITAIN – The final chapter in BNE Energy’s attempt to bring residential wind power to Connecticut will be written today.

The Connecticut Siting Council will vote on Colebrook North – the second of two proposals to build wind turbines in Colebrook – at their 11 a.m. hearing. The council previously rejected a proposal to build the turbines in Prospect, but signed off on Colebrook South, a proposal for Flagg Hill Road.

Colebrook North, sited off of Rock Hall Road, is not far from Colebrook South, and both proposals are near the town’s border with Norfolk. The seven-month saga saw two Connecticut Siting Council members recuse themselves from the proceedings – chairman Daniel Caruso eventually resigned, while vice-chairman Colin Tait backed away due to his transitive association with a group opposing the turbines – as well as organized local opposition.

Joyce Hemingson, the president of FairwindCT, questioned the reasoning for the council’s decisions on the previous two proposals in a June 3 press release. The council cited population density and aesthetic reasons for rejecting the Prospect proposal, while Colebrook’s more dispersed population was not a reason to reject Colebrook South.

The council’s straw polls have served as a reliable indicator for how they will eventually vote on the proposals. The council rejected the Prospect proposal by a 5-2 vote, but approved Colebrook South by a 6-1 vote. Both vote totals were identical to the results of the straw poll. A straw poll taken at the council’s June 2 meeting indicated potential unanimous support for Colebrook North.

The only possible vote against the plan came from Phil Ashton, who voted “yes, possibly.” Ashton was the only vote against Colebrook South.

Source:  By JASON SIEDZIK, The Register Citizen, www.registercitizen.com 8 June 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.