Published: Sunday, November 18, 2007
Vt. town petitions against wind farms BARTON, Vt. (AP) –
About 200 residents upset about recent state approval for a wind power project in a neighboring town have signed a petition to change the town plan to prohibit commercial wind power development.The petition drive was response to the Public Service Board’s approval in August for 16, 420-foot wind towers on a ridge line in Sheffield.The developer of that project, Massachusetts-based UPC Wind, still must win approval from a federal agency before proceeding with the project.Petition organizers say that passing a change to the town plan is designed to protect Barton from such development in the future.A total of 100 signatures out of 1,600 registered voters were needed to bring the petition to the planning commission. Petition organizers plan to discuss their concerns with the selectboard and planning commission Monday.
Yes, I signed.