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Developer says Vt. wind moratorium not necessary

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont wind project developer says a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind could dampen any investment in renewable energy.

Jack Kenworthy, manager of Seneca Mountain Wind, says a moratorium is unnecessary. He tells Vermont Public Radio it sends a clear signal to investors in clean energy that it's not a safe and reasonable place to make an investment.

Caledonia Republican Sen. Joe Benning is among those advocating a 3-year moratorium.

Benning said the Northeast Kingdom is being targeted by wind developers and that a time-out is needed so the state can study the cost and the environmental impact of the projects. He says the Northeast Kingdom does not need to be the pinwheel cushion for the rest of the state.

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