Mountain Talk

Vermonters Risk Arrest, Protest Project’s High Cost, Massive Environmental Destruction, and State’s Failed Energy Policies
Lowell, Vermont – Early this morning, 20 citizens from surrounding towns formed a human blockade on the ridgeline crane path at Green Mountain Power’s Lowell Wind Project. Wearing shirts that read, “Ridges are Not Renewable” and holding signs that say, “STOP Destroying Vermont,” and “Shumlin Lies” the activists have stopped construction vehicles on property with disputed ownership. The event is at the same location where 7 individuals were arrested on December 5th, 2011.
“Most Vermonters have no idea this project will cost ratepayers over $200 million more than other options available on the market. The policies that have encouraged this development are a complete failure,” said Annegret Pollard, 75, of Walden, a retired college professor who joined the early morning action to bring attention to the flawed state policies.

Dennis Liddy, 64 a retired…

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