Wind turbine debate may have boosted Scott in election #VT

By National Wind Watch Phil Scott won the Vermont governor’s race by a 52-43 percent margin, and turnout in towns with wind energy fights suggests turbines had something to do with it. Vermont’s election drew high turnout, with 68 percent of voters casting ballots for candidates and local issues. Of the issues that mattered most to Vermonters, wind energy siting was among the most divisive during the campaign. Governor-elect Scott called for a moratorium on industrial wind development, while Democrat challenger Sue Minter said . . .

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