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New study ordered for Swanton Wind project

St. Albans Messenger, June 24, 2017 DEVELOPMENT PSB requires system-wide impact analysis By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Public Service Board will not set any further dates for its regulatory review of Swanton Wind until the project developers … Continue reading

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Objections mount to wind proposal

St. Albans Messenger, June 19, 2017 SWANTON Intervenors oppose discovery limits By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — Parties filed responses to Swanton Wind’s motion to limit discovery questions for the remainder of the case on Friday. The filings send … Continue reading

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Given the scale of our wind power needs, we need a plan

Saint Albans Messenger; June 16, 2017; Letter to the editor There seems to be a lot of naiveté on the part of those advocating for Industrial wind in Vermont. Firstly: The eastern part of the United States has poor onshore … Continue reading

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Board mulls over discovery limits

St. Albans Messenger, June 12, 2017 ENERGY: Swanton Wind files motion By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — Swanton Wind’s legal counsel before the Public Service Board (PSB) has now filed an official motion to limit discovery questions through the … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind?

St. Albans Messenger, May 27, 2017 SWANTON New rules would limit turbine projects By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board (PSB) has submitted its proposal for the state’s industrial wind sound rules. Advocates for industrial wind power, … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind case drags on

St. Albans Messenger, May 25, 2017 ENERGY: June 2018 earliest possible resolution By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — A Public Service Board conference to design a new timetable for the board’s Swanton Wind review did not accomplish as much … Continue reading

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Belisles facing possible fine

St. Albans Messenger, May 22, 2017 SWANTON WIND: State recommends penalty for tower By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The developer of Swanton Wind could be fined $15,000 for the construction of a meteorological tower on his property, in … Continue reading

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PSB’s rulings on wind power are prudent, balanced

St. Albans Messenger Editorial, May 19, 2017 Opponents to the indiscriminate location of wind turbines on Vermont’s ridgelines have made their voices heard. The Public Service Board has proposed limits on the noise that could be generated from the turbines and … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind review off schedule

St. Albans Messenger, May 16, 2017 Note: We are actually still in first round of discovery and the second round of discovery is for parties to serve more questions on Swanton Wind. PSB to create new timetable By TOM BENTON … Continue reading

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Wind industry and its lies

St. Albans, Commentary, Wind Industry and Its Lies, May 13, 2017 The saga of wind turbine noise goes on and on. Vermont’s Public Service Board has proposed new noise rules and Big Wind doesn’t like them. The industry has kicked its … Continue reading

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