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700 Acres of Windsor Prison Land Under New Ownership

There is an update in the controversial proposed solar farm on the prison land in Windsor Vermont, which has been at a standstill for some time now. The ownership of around 700 acres of the land behind the Southeast State Correctional Facility has been transferred from of the Department of Building and General Services to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This transfer was made official through an executive order signed late last week by Governor Peter Shumlin, but the transfer excludes the site of the proposed 19,000 panel solar farm, which is still in the hands of Building and General Services.

A protest group called Protect Your Land is trying to have this section of land transferred to Fish and Wildlife as well, as to prevent any potential solar site.

The solar array project, led by Green Mountain Power, is at a standstill in the light of widespread opposition by residents of Windsor, which prompted GMP to put the project on hold while they figure out how to move forward.

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