OPPOSITION: Local residents (Glebe Mountain Group)
BACKGROUND: On April 30, 2005, Catamount Energy filed an application to erect a wind farm consisting of 27 turbines on Glebe Mountain, which stretches from Londonderry to Windham, Vermont. The location is also home to the Magic Mountain Ski Area.
The project has encountered local opposition from the Glebe Mountain Group, which has mounted a substantial legal and public relations campaign. On June 15, 2006, Catamount announced it was pulling the plug on the Glebe Mountain Wind Project. According to a statement by Catamount CEO James Moore, "Even though we think that the Glebe project would be good for the state, a majority of the local community was opposed to the project and Vermont's governor has stated that he opposes utility-scale wind projects."
SOURCES: Glebe Mountain Group: http://www.glebemountaingroup.org;
Foley & Laudner LLP: http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2006/06/12/daily22-Partners-pull-plans-for-Vt-mountain-wind-farm.html?action=emailfriendform;
Oikos Sustainability: http://www.oikos-international.org/fileadmin/oikos-international/international/Case_competition/runner-up_2005_NIMBY.pdf
Last updated December 1, 2010