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Small Vermont Town Stands Tall Against Wind Developer by a Vote of 274 – 9 Against.

Bruce Parker — Vermont Watchdog — October 2, 2015

In a stinging rebuke of Vermont’s most prominent wind developer, Irasburg residents packed Town Hall Thursday night and voted 274-9 against hosting giant wind turbines on a nearby ridgeline in sight of local neighborhoods.

At a special meeting called by the Irasburg Selecboard, hundreds of people met to vote on Kidder Hill Community Wind, a controversial renewable-energy project that seeks to put place two 500-foot turbines on Kidder Hill, just west of the village center.

As the hall exceeded maximum capacity and voters flowed out into the street, Selectboard members delayed the start to discuss how best to accommodate the large crowd.  Continue reading here….

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