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Landfill wind turbine defeated again  

Credit:  By Jason Graziadei, I&M Staff Writer | Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror | April 4, 2013 | www.ack.net ~~

Nantucket voters defeated a citizen’s petition to facilitate the development of a 100-kilowatt wind turbine at the Madaket landfill last night, marking the third straight Town Meeting in which a wind- energy initiative proposed for the dump has failed to pass muster.

But the vote on Barbara Gookin’s petition, Article 84, which sought to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease a portion of the landfill to a private developer to build a wind turbine and sell the power back to the town, suggested that public opinion might be shifting, given the right conditions.

To read the complete story, pick up the print edition of this week’s Inquirer and Mirror or register for the I&M’s online edition

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Source:  By Jason Graziadei, I&M Staff Writer | Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror | April 4, 2013 | www.ack.net

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