During a visit to a wind turbine testing center in Massachusetts Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the country and the world need to confront the threats of climate change while there's still time.
Voters in the town of Peru, Massachusetts narrowly approved a bylaw banning industrial wind projects at a recent town meeting.
The bylaw prohibits the construction of wind turbines where more than half of the power generated would be sold off-site. The bylaw was initiated by the group, Peru Concerned Citizens, which formed after developer Lightship Energy proposed building two 500-foot turbines in town. By a vote of 105 to 52, the measure exactly met the required two-thirds. Susan Masino is a member of PCC.
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.