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A Closer Look At The Lowell Wind Project

02/18/11 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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Courtesy Kingdom Community Wind
A rendering of how the ridgeline in Lowell would look with turbine towers.
The Public Service Board is currently holding hearings on the Lowell wind project. The Board is covering questions on cost and the impact on neighbors of the development and the mountain habitat. Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Co-op want to build 21 wind turbines, which would make it the state's largest wind energy development.

Opponents say the project would turn the mountain into an industrial site, break up the forest and negatively affect wildlife, like the local bear population.

We hear both sides of this debate from Robert Dostis of Green Mountain Power and former Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Steve Wright, who strongly opposes the development.

Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.

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