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Brattleboro sues owner of failed energy company

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - The town of Brattleboro, Vt., has sued the founder of a now-bankrupt company that tried to develop a sustainable food, energy and algae system, seeking money he borrowed from the town.

The town says Donald McCormick borrowed $40,000 to set up Carbon Harvest. The goal was to use methane gas from the Windham Solid Waste Management District to power a closed loop system that would produce food in greenhouses.

McCormick launched his project in 2010; investors later took over, saying he had run out of cash. Carbon filed for bankruptcy protection in April.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the town is asking McCormick to repay about $14,000 plus interest, along with court and legal fees. McCormick asked to be relieved from the debt and said he was considering personal bankruptcy.

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