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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wind proposal

NEWTON

UPC Wind, a company in Newton, is proposing a major wind power project in the Northeastern part of Vermont. But the going hasn't been smooth.

Twenty-six towers located in the hamlet of Sheffield and neighboring Sutton would provide enough power for 15,000 to 20,000 homes.

An Associated Press story in the Brattleboro Reformer reports today that the project has created mixed feelings in the communities, a combination of a desire to embrace clean energy and stiff opposition to ruining picturesque views.

One farmer even sold his 15 cows to raise money to oppose the project.


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