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Vermont secretary of state blasts wind developer’s proposed payments to voters

By  and   /   October 28, 2016     

Photo provided by Windham Select Board Chiar Frank Seawright

IN WRITING: An Iberdrola sign used to explain the company’s partnership program to Windham residents states that the wind energy developer will give $1,162 per registered voter based on the current number of registered voters.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said Thursday that Iberdrola’s financial incentive to registered voters is “pushing the envelope in an attempt to influence the vote” on a 24-turbine wind project proposed for Windham and Grafton.

This month, Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola offered a community benefits package to Windham and Grafton voters to entice them to allow a giant wind farm in the Stiles Brook Forest area.

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