copyright the Chronicle October 7, 2015
by Elizabeth Trail
IRASBURG — People filled the town hall and spilled out into the street on Thursday, October 1, to vote “no” on wind development in Irasburg. Hundreds stood in line to get into the overfilled town hall for a special select board meeting on the future of wind development on Irasburg ridgelines.
Although the vote was nonbinding, the final tally was an overwhelming 274 against and 9 in favor.
The question on the ballot was “Shall Kidder Hill, or any other ridgelines of the town of Irasburg, Vermont, be used for development by industrial wind turbine projects?”
The meeting was the latest in a series of responses to a proposal by energy developer David Blittersdorf to put two 500-foot wind turbines on land he owns on Kidder Hill.
On August 11, at least 40 people, including two state legislators, came to the Irasburg Select Board meeting to talk about wind. After… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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