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U.S. Sen. Sanders opposes state moratorium on big wind

Posted at: 01/28/2013 8:42 AM
Updated at: 01/28/2013 9:36 AM
By: AP

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is going on record opposing a moratorium on large-scale wind power projects on Vermont's mountain ridges.

Sanders has called a news conference on Monday morning where he's slated to outline his concerns about taking that step.

Two Vermont state senators - Republican Joe Benning of Caledonia County and Democrat Bob Hartwell of Bennington County - recently filed legislation that would create a three-year moratorium on new wind power projects on Vermont's mountains.

Hartwell and Benning say the state may be making too big a sacrifice on its mountain ridges in exchange for too little gain in new green power supply.

Sanders says he plans to introduce legislation in Washington to boost investments in wind and other renewable energy.

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