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 Governor Shumlin’s election?
— That an adviser to Governor Shumlin wants to put giant wind turbines on 200 miles of Vermont ridgelines (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 forty million dollars 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 towns, and from Interstate 91.
— That it isn’t necessary for Vermonters to sell their wilderness birthright for a mess of potage? 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 in a wind corporation’s interest, rather.
— 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?
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