[ 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

Work progresses, opponents offer more guided hikes  

Credit:  Reposted from Caledonian-Record. | via Energize Vermont | 19 June 2012 ~~

LOWELL – Green Mountain Power contractors continue to work on the Lowell wind site, extending the crane path to the southern-most turbine area.

Meanwhile, the opponents who call themselves the ‘Mountain Occupiers,’ have set up a series of tours on the third Sunday of each month from now until November. The group invites the public to climb the mountain to a vantage point on the neighboring Nelson farm to see the ridgeline work by GMP contractors.

The second of these guided tours was Sunday. For information, contact Anne Morse at amorse@sterlingcollege.edu or 802-281-4432 or Ron Holland at blackriverfarm@comcast.net or 802-754-6354.

They are two of the six protesters who have been charged with trespassing on the GMP wind site in December.

The invitation poster on the Lowell Mountain Talk website includes the note that no one will be going onto the GMP site.

“We have permission from (Don and Shirley) Nelson to be on this property and it is completely legal to be at the observation post,” the announcement states.

The underground electrical lines are being laid along the ridgeline crane path.

Last week, officials said, the transformers arrived at the collector substation on the mountain. “We are still erecting the operations and maintenance building next to the substation,” said GMP spokesman Dave Coriell.

At the northern end of the crane path, construction on the turbine pads is underway. Concrete was poured over the past two weeks for the pad foundations. “Rock anchor boats” have been drilled and placed at nine turbine sites.

More than 120 people were at work on the site last week.

GMP officials noted that only those with permission are allowed onto the site.

Source:  Reposted from Caledonian-Record. | via Energize Vermont | 19 June 2012

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter