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Are you aware of these facts about GMP’s wind projects?  

Credit:  The Orleans Record, orleanscountyrecord.com 13 January 2012 ~~

About Green Mountain Power’s wind project on the Lowell Mountains in particular and the attempt to turn the State of Vermont into a wind farm in general …

Do people know:

— that wind power from Green Mountain Power’s wind project legally can and will go out of state.

— that Green Mountain Power helped to finance Gov. Shumlin’s election.

— that an advisor to Gov. Shumlin wants to put giant wind turbines on 200 miles of Vermont ridge lines (David Blittersdorf, who made his fortune selling wind turbine parts).

— that Green Mountain Power is a wholly owned Canadian corporation – and will rake in some $40 million in federal production tax credits on its Lowell project.

— that wind companies target low income towns like Sheffield and Lowell – the bait is the promise of lowered property taxes. But visual pollution is the result for neighboring towns – who are treated to red-night-lighted, daylight waving arms surrounding them. Take a look at Sheffield’s shattered skyline. You can see it from many different towns, including Interstate 91.

— that it isn’t necessary for Vermonters to sell their wilderness birthright for a mess of pottage – for just one instance, Hydro-Quebec sits there with enough excess energy to supply Vermont forever.

— that a three-man Public Service Board (only one of whom is full-time) is deciding Vermont’s wind farm fate. And so far they have yet to encounter a wind corporation they didn’t like. Their decisions “in the public’s interest” are, rather, in a wind corporation’s interest.

— that wilderness is a form of freedom and out-of-state wind companies, for the sake of profit, aim to put that freedom in chains.

Addison Merrick
Craftsbury, Vt.

Source:  The Orleans Record, orleanscountyrecord.com 13 January 2012

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

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