[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Lowell wind opponents appeal water permits  

Credit:  by Chris Braithwaite, The Chronicle, 21 September 2011 ~~

Opponents of the commercial wind project on Lowell Mountain have filed an appeal of the water quality permits issued by the state Agency of Natural Resources (ANR).

Under a law passed by the Legislature in 2010 to put wind projects on a faster regulatory track, the appeal goes to the state Public Service Board (PSB) rather than to the Environmental Court.

The PSB has already issued a certificate of public good, the permission needed by Green Mountain Power to proceed with the project. The appeal was filed by seven individuals – Don and Shirley Nelson, Jim Blair, Kevin McGrath, Robbin Clark, Nancy Warner and Jack Brooks – and by Energize Vermont, Inc., an organization that supports small-scale alternative energy projects.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Energize Vermont said “it is clear that ANR has allowed the use of inadequate experimental storm water control methods, and that the applicant has vastly underestimated the potential volume of storm water that will run off the site.”

Spokesman Lukas Snelling said aquatic life, groundwater sources, wetlands and headwater streams will suffer irreversible harm if the project proceeds.

On another legal front, the Lowell Mountain Group and the towns of Albany and Craftsbury are awaiting a response from the state Supreme Court to their petition for an emergency stay that would bring work on the project to a halt.

Work started on Tuesday, September 6. Green Mountain Power hopes to have the 21-turbine project up and running by the end of 2012.

Source:  by Chris Braithwaite, The Chronicle, 21 September 2011

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

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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: