10 police, 2 dogs came onto the Nelsons’ property to arrest people on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011view full size to count the dogs
Read the Nelson v GMP Complaint to Vermont Supreme Court filed today.
Neighbors of Green Mountain Power Corp.’s Lowell wind project are appealing to the state Supreme Court a decision that allowed the utility to continue blasting to make way for the turbines.
Lawyers for Don and Shirley Nelson filed their appeal Tuesday, arguing that by preventing guests of the Nelsons to use a portion of their land that sits within 1,000 feet of Green Mountain Power’s blasting, the court is violating their right to exclusive possession of their land and their right to assembly.
“The Nelsons have the right to the exclusive use and occupancy of their own land and to deny the use of their land to others, including GMP, regardless of how important the use of the Nelsons’ land may be to GMP,” the appeal argues…………..
Constitution of the State of Vermont
That private property ought to be subservient to public uses when necessity requires it, nevertheless, whenever any person’s property is taken for the use of the public, the owner ought to receive an equivalent in money.