Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE), is raising questions about “utility scale” wind developments in Vermont. In a recent op-ed, she identified numerous environmental concerns and suggested postponing proposed wind farm developments until there is an opportunity to evaluate the environmental consequences of a planned 16-turbine development near Sheffield. Former Vermont governor Jim Douglas has also warned against placing “utility-scale” turbines on Vermont’s ridge lines. Is this a sign of things to come? More here.