Huge turbine doesn’t conform with Planning Board’s mission #RI

Despite an emergency Wind Turbine moratorium, recently issued by the North Smithfield Town Council, the proposed 465-foot industrial turbine for historic Old Smithfield Road may still move forward. Equivalent to a skyscraper 47 stories high, five stories wide, at 2.5 megawatts, it would be one one of the largest wind turbines east of the Mississippi. With little or no study, the Planning Board “conditionally” approved the turbine. All of this occurred with no notice to the neighbors until it was . . .

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