Monthly Archives: February 2017

National Guard wants to intervene

Saint Albans Messenger; February 28, 2017 SWANTON WIND Filing contradicts FAA findings By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Vermont Army National Guard has filed to intervene before the Public Service Board in opposition of Swanton Wind. The Vermont National … Continue reading

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Opposition mounts, can PSB really ignore it?

St. Albans Messenger Editorial, Feb. 24, 2017 The Northwest Regional Planning Commission this week said it would oppose the proposed Swanton Wind project, made up of seven 499-foot wind turbines, to be located on Rocky Ridge. The NRPC was tasked the … Continue reading

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NRPC to oppose Swanton Wind

St. Albans Messenger, Feb. 23, 2017. Motion cites natural resource, aesthetic concerns By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer ST. ALBANS — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) board of commissioners unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night to oppose Swanton Wind during … Continue reading

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As hearing on Swanton Wind showed, it’s no laughing matter

St. Albans Messenger, Feb. 20 2017 Letter to the Editor On Thursday, Feb. 9th I went to the Swanton Municipal Building for the Swanton Wind Workshop. I sat for 4 hours listening to the public ask questions about their proposed industrial … Continue reading

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Public grills Swanton Wind representatives

Saint Albans Messenger; February 10, 2017 Four hour meeting kicks off PSB process By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — For more than four hours Thursday night, opponents of Swanton Wind got a chance to question the team behind the … Continue reading

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NRPC still evaluating project

SWANTON WIND: Attorney: Pending ruling could change project’s viability By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer ST. ALBANS — An attorney for the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) told the NRPC Policy/Project Review Committee Wednesday evening that a pending legal situation could force … Continue reading

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Tonight key meeting on Swanton Wind project – 5 p.m.

St. Albans Messenger, Feb. 9, 2017 The following are excerpts from Lisa Linowes’ – U.S. Wind Energy Policy: Correcting the Abuse in 100 Days (Introduction) February 2, 2017. “The Obama White House, in concert with Senate Democrats systematically pushed through regulations … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind regulatory process begins

Saint Albans Messenger; February 8, 2017 Workshop to be held on Thursday By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — With a long-anticipated public event concerning Swanton Wind set for Thursday night and the first batch of discovery questions submitted to … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind’s fate to be decided in fall hearings

St. Albans Messenger, Feb. 2, 2017 ENERGY PSB issues scheduled for review By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Public Service Board (PSB) has issued a revised schedule for its regulatory review of Swanton Wind. The board also ordered the … Continue reading

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Town writes to governor about wind

St. Albans Messenger, Jan. 30, 2017 SWANTON: Interim zoning administrator hired By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Swanton Town Selectboard discussed next steps in its fight against Swanton Wind at its Jan. 17 meeting. The selectboard also appointed … Continue reading

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