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Stand against the Wind. Chris Braithwaite. Sen. Joe Benning

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Chris Braithwaite has just published Stand Against the Wind and we will talk with him about the book and his upcoming trial.  Chris was arrested as he attempted to report on the  Lowell Mountain project.
 
The book: In the fall of 2011, as Green Mountain Power began construction of a major wind power development on Lowell Mountain in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, a small group of citizens decided to stop it. They had already tried to convince the state's utility regulators that the project was environmentally destructive and economically disastrous, and they had failed. This book is about their decision to carry on the fight.
 
 "Chris Braithwaite's STAND AGAINST THE WIND is a fine, original book - a sobering and well-written examination of a truly grassroots effort to stop a corporate and governmental juggernaut from defiling one of northern Vermont's most remote and unspoiled mountains." --Howard Frank Mosher
 
 
Chris Braithwaite has covered the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since he co-founded the Chronicle, a weekly community newspaper, in 1974. He has reported on the battle over putting industrial-scale wind turbines on Vermont's ridge lines since it began, and he covered this story as a reporter as it made its uncertain way to the arrest of the Lowell Six in December, 2011.
 
Senator Joe Benning introduced a moratorium in the waning days of this legislative session.  He told us about his experience and reaction to hiking to the top of Lowell mountain.
 
Annette Smith, the executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE), will co-host our program  this week. 
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