Letters to the Editor: State’s proposed noise rule for wind is stifling

Climate change is a lead issue for our planet, for which Governor Phil Scott has decided to join the Climate Alliance to move Vermont ahead on this issue. This is in response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
Yet there is a debate over the sound associated with wind power that would stifle this progress. The Public Service Board (PSB) has adopted rules that are unsupported by the evidence about the sound associated with wind power. The PSB is proposing “acceptable” sound levels so low that it would prevent almost all wind generation. These rules run contrary to the legislative intent for wind power. Unfortunately Governor Scott supports these stifling rules despite his stance on climate action.
Right now the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules is considering the recommendations of the PSB. Join me in telling the committee and our Governor to reject these rules and to get wind power up and moving forward.
Michael Doran
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