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Sat November 2, 2013

Caledonia County Dems Pass Energy Resolution

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Democrats in Vermont's Caledonia County want the Legislature and Governor Peter Shumlin to re-evaluate the state's energy policy, including the protection of high-elevation areas from wind development projects.

The Caledonia County Democratic Committee recently passed a resolution seeking to have the state Democratic Committee call on the Legislature and Shumlin's input.

The Caledonian Record reports that the resolution proposes the state's energy policy be reassessed and that "appropriate" changes be made to a statute to account for high-elevation power projects "that are attentive and accountable on issues of environmental destruction, wildlife habitat, and human health impacts."

It was suggested by Keith Ballek of Sheffield, who's been arrested for protesting at a wind project in the Northeast Kingdom. His town is home to 16 industrial-scale wind turbines owned by First Wind.

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