Lowell Wind Protesters Try to Stop Work on Turbines Monday Morning


Posted: Aug 06, 2012 8:53 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 06, 2012 9:19 AM EDT

By Joe Gullo – email
LOWELL, Vt. -About 20 people tried to stop work on the turbines going up on Lowell Mountain Monday morning.

This is just the latest in a series of protests at the mountain.

“It is regrettable that a small group has once again resorted to illegal actions. Their presence on the construction site creates a safety hazard, adds cost for our customers, and strains finite law enforcement resources in the area, putting local towns and citizens at risk,” Dorothy Schnure, Corporate Spokesperson at Green Mountain Power said in a press release.

This was at the same location, where 7 people were arrested last December.

The protesters are upset that the project could cost taxpayers more money and ruin the environment.