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Current Event February 23, 2017

Wind Power on Forest Land


The very first commercial wind project on U.S. Forest Service land will locate 15 turbines on government land in southern Vermont by the end of 2017. This project sets a precedent since it's the first agreement in the country between wind developers and the forest service. Some support the turbines saying the project will bring jobs and save money, and some oppose the project. Protesters say this is public land and shouldn’t be developed because it will hurt wildlife. Listen to hear more about this project and what is being done to protect the land.

Environment

Story Length: 3:27

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Vermont Public Radio

AIR DATE: 09/19/2016


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