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Ridge lines threatened by industrial wind power projects

Gasoline prices are getting higher, crippling Vermont's workers. We must expedite the approval of safe and environmentally sound energy projects, including the development of North American energy reserves. In short, we must have a policy that promotes energy that is reliable and affordable. Generally I oppose subsidies for energy projects. Here in Vermont our beautiful mountains and their ridge lines are being threatened by massive scale industrial wind power projects. I will vote to end subsidies for this assault on Vermont's environmental treasure. Furthermore, in this debt crisis we simply don't have the money. While protecting our environment is of critical importance, I also want to make it affordable for Vermonters to heat their homes and drive to work.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, johnmacgovern.com , Oct 10, 2012

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