Wind

Vermont has four operating industrial wind projects, three of which are in the poorest towns in Vermont — Sheffield, Lowell, Searsburg/Readsboro. The fourth project is in Georgia/Milton. Vermonters have defeated many other wind projects (see chart below), with opposition increasing as awareness of the environmental, economic and social impacts of industrial wind turbines has grown.

“The more Vermonters learn, the more opposed they become,” said one long-time observer. For more information, see mountainmanifesto.org.