Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FYI: Due to limited space, the recovered signs are no longer at the Town Clerk's office, they will be available at the NNU meeting on Friday. A contact will be posted for those who are unable to attend.
Caledonian-Record: Lowell Six Trial: Defense Wants Guilty Verdict Overturned
Caledonian-Record: Federal Agency Issues First Wind Migratory Bird Permit

Caledonian-Record: First Wind Permit For ‘Taking’ Endangered Bats Controversial

Press Release

Approximately 30 of the stolen “Newark Says NO To Industrial Wind” signs were found on a Newark resident’s property last night and were confiscated by the Newark Town Constable. The VT State Police were notified and are investigating the theft. Anyone whose signs were stolen, are asked to pick them up at the Town Clerk's office, which is open from 9-4, Mon., Wed. & Thur. Any unclaimed signs will be brought to the NNU meeting, on Fri., the 31st, for pick-up.
Maine and five other NE states launch Regional Renewable Energy Initiative
Bear season beginning; Wildlife department requests teeth

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thanks to all the folks who tended the NNU booth at the Caledonia Fair this week!
UN ruling: EU must reassess renewables’ policy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

FYI: The lobbyist for Seneca Mountain Wind was at the Newark town dump with a petition asking folks to demand that the Selectboard not amend the Town Plan and giving away free pro-wind signs!
State Orders Georgia Mountain Wind To Halt Blasting

Friday, August 24, 2012

NNU thanks our most recent speakers: Chris Recchia, Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and Dr. Harry Chen, Commissioner of the VT Dept. of Health, for their time and for sharing their points of view.
Georgia Wind drops suit against protesters

New twist in Georgia Mtn. wind dispute; Family files court papers to vacate restraining order
Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Deborah Markowitz, will be holding a public hearing on the Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species permit application by FirstWind, on Mon., Aug 27th, at 6 pm, at the Sheffield Town Hall, 3210 VT Route 122.
Please attend and request that the agency deny the permit!

Press Release

After attending a meeting with Dr. Harry Chen, the Commissioner of the VT Dept. of Health, which was hosted by Newark Neighbors United, Newark residents returned home to phone calls and emails notifying them of the theft of 30+ “Newark says NO to industrial wind” signs last night. The signs cost $10.00 each; the VT State Police were notified.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Press Release

Pursuant to the Board's Section 246 Standards Order, the PSB concludes that SMW’s MET Tower Application was incomplete and stays the proceedings in Docket 7867.

NNU extends our sincere gratitude and congratulations to Deborah T. Bucknam, Esq., et al!

View document under 'Downloads'.

Northeast Kingdom wind project on hold

Friday, August 10, 2012

Press Release

On 8/2/12, Deborah T. Bucknam, Esquire, of Bucknam Black Brazil P. C., St. Johnsbury, VT, filed for a Preliminary Injunction with the Vermont Superior Court, Caledonia Co., on behalf of Newark Neighbors United, against the VT Public Service Board, for not allowing a full review of the aesthetics pertaining to the proposed MET tower project by Seneca Mountain Wind, LLC, on Hawk Rock in Newark. This complaint is brought under VRCP 75 and VRCP 65. The hearing date on the motion will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 14th, at 9:00 am.

View documents under 'Downloads'.
Newark Neighbors United, will be hosting Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Chris Recchia, on Tuesday, August 14th, at 6 pm, at the Newark Street School. Mr. Recchia will discuss the role of the ANR, with regard to Section 246 and 248.

On  Aug. 23rd, at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting a discussion with the Commissioner of the VT Dept. of Health, Harry Chen, M.D.. Dr. Chen will discuss the possible health effects of industrial wind installations.

Neighboring towns are invited to attend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Newark Planning Commission’s hearing on the amended town plan will take place on August 9th, at 6PM, at the Newark Street School. Please plan to attend!
Wildlife kill data under scrutiny