Vt. High Court Upholds Permitting Of Wind Turbine

Law360, New York (February 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a ruling allowing the permitting of a 16-turbine wind project near the town of Sheffield despite objections from a citizens' group that the project would tarnish the landscape and hurt tourism.

The court on Friday found that the Vermont Public Service Board was correct to issue a certificate of public good to Vermont Wind LLC to build the 420-foot wind turbines on a ridgeline near Sheffield, a small town in northeastern Vermont.

“It is evident that the board properly exercised...
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