Friday, November 18, 2016 12:00 pm
It certainly wasn’t the biggest story to come out of last Tuesday’s election, but it was an important one nonetheless.
Voters in the small Vermont towns of Grafton (population about 670) and Windham (roughly 328) resoundingly said no to an offer some might have thought they couldn’t refuse. The two towns rejected a bid to site a large wind farm across their common border, and, in doing so, said: We will not be bought.
Spanish energy giant Iberdrola Renewables, which has in recent years been targeting northern New England for large-scale wind facilities — it’s behind the 12-turbine wind project in Lempster — sought to put two dozen 500-foot-tall wind turbines along a ridge in the Stiles Brook Forest.