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Hearing set for GMP seeking permit over bats

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The Agency of Natural Resources is holding a hearing to learn more about the Lowell Mountain Wind project killing endangered bats.

Green Mountain Power says it would have to stop its turbines from spinning at night for half the year to eliminate any risk to the little brown bats flying near the mountain.

This move would reduce output and cost the utility about $4 million.

They are asking for permission to keep operating and kill those bats if necessary, while paying $18,000 to a fund aimed at helping the bat colonies.

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