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Stand Against the Wind, by Chris Braithwaite

May 19, 2012

On the ground reporting about the Lowell Wind project, a must-read for anyone interested in wind energy development in Vermont.  Available now.

Stand Against the Wind
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Stand Against the Wind

Authored by Chris Braithwaite

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. Howard Frank

Mosher, whose novels have acquainted readers everywhere

with the picaresque charm of the Northeast Kingdom, had

this to say:

“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.”

About the author:
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.
Over a career that spans 49 years, Braithwaite has
been a Washington Journalism Fellow and a Knight
Journalism Fellow at Stanford University; has won
recognition from the New England Press Association
for editorial writing and investigative journalism; and
has visited 11 countries in Eastern Europe, Asia and
Africa as a consultant to small newspapers in emerging
Publication Date:  May 16 2012
ISBN/EAN13:  098559411X / 9780985594114
Page Count:  116
Binding Type:  US Trade Paper
Trim Size:  8.5″ x 11″
Language:  English
Color:  Full Color
Related Categories:
Political Science/Political Freedom & Security/Civil Rights
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