GMP offers public tours of Lowell wind power site


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest power company is offering public tours this summer of a hotly debate wind power site on a mountain ridge in Lowell.

Green Mountain Power says tours will be offered most Wednesdays, with two on Saturdays the last week of July and the last week of August.

The 21-turbine project got strong support from voters in Lowell when it was proposed in 2010. But construction has been dogged by protests by other northern Vermont residents.

Tour group sizes are limited to avoid undue effects on wildlife. Company spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure says June's tours are booked to capacity, but there's still availability in July and August.

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