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.
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