Residents of Windsor Vermont continued to show their opposition of a proposed 19,000 panel solar site during Tuesday night’s selectboard meeting, days after it was announced that 700 acres of the land had been transferred to Fish and Wildlife.
The large plot of land behind the Southeast State Correctional Facility was originally in the hands of Building and General Services, but an executive order signed just last week by Governor Shumlin has given most of the land to Vermont Fish and Wildlife.
However, the transfer does not include around 50 acres adjacent to the prison, which could still be used for the solar site. Currently, the project led by Green Mountain Power is on hold and residents asked Windsor officials to take a stand on the project, either for or against.
Green Mountain Power has yet to move the project forward or scrap it altogether, as area residents continue to oppose the array, citing wildlife endangerment and it potentially being an eyesore.