Supporters of a call for a three-year moratorium on wind power projects in Vermont say the solution to global warming is to reduce the use of fossil fuels, not build industrial-scale wind projects on the state's ridgelines.
The group called Ridgeprotectors issued a statement Monday after U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders urged Vermont lawmakers not to impose the moratorium.
Sanders says that if Vermont ceases new wind development, the message will go out across the country that even in Vermont, there is not a serious commitment to combatting global warming.
Ridgeprotectors say the proposed moratorium is intended as a thoughtful, bi-partisan time to design a strategy for reducing emissions at their sources.
Two Vermont senators have proposed a three-year wind moratorium.
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