On March 17, 2014, the Vermont Supreme Court heard oral argument in an appeal of the Vermont Public Service Board’s decision to approval Seneca Mountain Wind, LLC’s application to install four temporary meteorological towers in Brighton, Ferdinand, and Newark, Vermont. Karen Tyler argued for Seneca Mountain Wind. Opponents claimed that they should have been permitted to do a balloon test to determine the towers’ aesthetic impacts. However, Karen argued that the opponents had not convinced the Public Service Board that there was sufficient reason to conduct the test.
“What the appellants had the opportunity to do was provide information to the board during the public comment process that could have persuaded the board that more exploration of the issue was required,” Karen told the court.
Read the VPR article on the Supreme Court arguments here: http://bit.ly/1dt3eR3
For more on the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind Project, visit http://bit.ly/OEeELB