Senator to VPIRG chief: Try to be more civil

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state senator is taking exception to remarks made by the head of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group on the development of large-scale wind power in the state.

VPIRG executive director Paul Burns this past week said supporters of a three-year moratorium on mountaintop wind power in Vermont are denying the science of climate change, and likened them to people who deny evolution.

That drew a rebuke from Sen. Peter Galbraith, who rose Friday in the Senate to criticize Burns' remarks.

Galbraith said none of the supporters of the wind moratorium deny the science of climate change. He urged that the debate be conducted in a more civil tone.

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